Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bears

Here I sit, at the Anchorage airport, waiting to leave Alaska. Planes have been a bit troublesome on this expedition, and the departure to Chicago has been delayed, and I'll undoubtedly miss the connector back to Columbus. Oh well, nothing one can do...

Black Bear, prancing along the shoreline of Resurrection Bay. Surprisingly, we only saw one, but did note plenty of fresh signs of bears on our hikes. Black Bears are very plentiful up here.

We also saw a Grizzly Bear, at fairly close range. One has to be aware of these beasts when venturing far off the beaten track, but adverse bear/human encounters are very rare.

Hope to be back in the Buckeye State sometime in the near future!

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4 comments:

Janet Creamer said...

So, I guess we will have to bear with you while you get your bearings? :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the many trip reports, Jim. Have a safe trip home.

WildnOhio said...

Gorgeous photos..I have to visit someday. Sounds like you are having a bear of a time right now..get home safely.(we had a MWNP meeting and you are assigned lots of stuff to do);)

Nicole said...

I was just reading that there are somewhere around 50 black bears living here in Ohio! I can't wait for a sighting here in the Hocking Hills. That will be a great story for some unassuming hiker!!