Bear and cub, © James Yule

A grizzly mama and cub in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park May 2011. The snow levels were extremely high in May last year. This sow would often let her little cub of the year ride on her back to avoid the deep snows. It reminded me of a hobo hitching a ride on a train, hence the name in the title. The Sow if you notice has a meadow vole in her mouth, that she dug up. Food was scarce in May.