I encountered this guy this morning in Canyon Oark coming down the road as I was going up. I thought he’d go over the side when he saw me, but nope. Just kept coming. He just bear-ly (sorry) edged away. We passed about 15 feet apart. Scared me a bit.
I’m wondering if there is a progression from timid to casual to inquisitive to aggressive. Might be good to ask a bear-ologost.
And no, these bears weren’t here first. They’re imports from Yosemite.
- Brad Haugaard