This makes me so happy. We have a 4-5 bears that live in the hood; sometimes with cubs, and I get to see them a few times every summer. Especially when the apples are ripe and they post up gorging or when they try and raid my chicken coop…East coast update--skiing Saturday in Virginia, saw a bear, did a double take and wiped out (in my defense, this is east coast, so it was icy). First time I've seen a bear in the wild, sitting like 40 feet away, right off the slope. Came by on a second run, better prepared and he had moved further away, maybe 150-200 feet.
never fails to just inspire awe at their size, power, and even grace when they want to be.
Last spring I saw one while touring, the week before I blew up my wrist. It was across the valley looking for snacks, (probably never went to sleep). I did change my tour plans that day though…didn’t feel like sharing my lunch!