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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Dreams of next season on 10/18/2008 18:41:10 MDT Print View

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Mr. YOGI

Edited by Creachen on 10/18/2008 18:44:58 MDT.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Dreams of next season on 10/20/2008 12:38:23 MDT Print View

Jay,
Where did you take the bear pics?

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Mr. YOGI on 10/21/2008 16:53:48 MDT Print View

Hey Dennis, That was at Thousand Island Lake. He ran right through the camp around 3:00. I had just cut a salami- he must of smelled it. He quickly ran up a ravine from there- Talk about a Athlete! Very quick and stealth.

Edited by Creachen on 10/21/2008 19:51:21 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Mr. YOGI on 10/21/2008 20:58:02 MDT Print View

Thousand Island Lake- Yosemite NP

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Mr. YOGI on 10/21/2008 22:59:19 MDT Print View

Great photos. I figured it was YNP. When were you there?

I've seen tons of scat, lots of tracks, heard bears roar at sunrise and sunset, and once heard three growling as they circled Lake Winnefred and Spider Lake all night long, just north of Desolation Wilderness, in 1986. But I've only seen live bears twice. Once at Lost Lakes, along the PCT, south of Carson Pass,in 1995, and once in Table Land, on the border of Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP, in 2001. The only time I've ever had bears in camp was the time at Lost Lakes.

Many times,on the Lost Coast, there have been bears in other camps at Big Flat. We kept a clean camp and lined up our canisters just beyond our tents, hoping to get photos as they messed with the canisters. No luck. I think some bears have learned to recognize canisters, and look for treats elsewhere. The best tracks were of a Sow and two cubs, in the wet sand, on the Lost Coast.

Edited by redleader on 10/21/2008 23:01:30 MDT.