beautiful place. simply stunning.
bear wise : (the way i read it) you seem to have interrupted a feeding cycle. which is perhaps not really the world's greatest idea.
but nothing came of it, and that's great.
when they are engaged digging/eating one often has plenty of time to make elsewhere. patience is a virtue in such matters.
many times, if one just makes being gone for a bit, and comes back later, they will have moved off in search of another innocent animal's house to rip the roof off of, and thence to devour alive.
we'd not get in the way of an eating dog. right ?
that can (among other things ... ) of theoretically effective spray shrinks a LOT as the bear gets closer.
Thank You !