Gary called this morning with lots of scary news. He was walking through the trail and there was another black bear in a tree. He came clumsily down and went behind some big rocks by the trail. Gary stood there for a while and then threw a couple rocks at the rocks in front of the bear. He then walked on down the trail in front of the bear.
In about a half a mile he came across a rattle snake that was coiled up with its rattle shaking. Another man was coming the opposite way and they took turns with a stick going around through the weeds and not bothering the snake. I am glad Gary was going the other way and didn't have to face the bear like the fella going south did.