|Maroon Bells with Maroon Lake in the foreground|
|Maroon Bells with Crater Lake in the foreground|
Now I can't move a muscle, everything hurts - but it was worth every ache and pain. Not only did we see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world but most exciting of all - we saw a bear.
We stood and watched him for ten minutes or so until we decided we had pushed our luck long enough and headed back down the trail. We have read and heard so many warnings about not getting too close to bears that it made the whole encounter fairly nerve wracking. D was convinced we could outrun him if we had to. For an astute, intelligent person, D can be amazingly naive at times. It turns out that black bears can reach speeds of 35 mph.
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9 June 2013