Bears repeating

posted Jul 28, 2016, 1:43 AM by Paul Wagner
In our trip to Lassen last month, we ran into bears in two different places in the park.  A mama and cub slowed us down for a minute on the trail to Devil's Kitchen, while we watched them from afar, and waited for them to clear the trail.  That's a photo below as mama headed up the trail, and the little cub scampered after her. 

They quickly ducked off and down into the creek ©

And near the Crags Group campsites, we saw one running down the our delight. 
The bear we met on the road to the Paradise Meadows Trailhead.  ©

In the last ten years and 1500+ miles of hiking in the Sierra, we've only seen bears a handful of times: at Rancheria Falls and Virginia Canyon in Yosemite, and in the remote Carson River area of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.  The two this year were the best sightings ever.