Bear Update

Bear Update

All last week I kept hearing people say they’d seen grizzly tracks up in Suce Creek, and for a while there it sounded like perhaps I’d had an encounter with the Big Bear himself. Luckily, my friend Bill, who did a beautiful documentary for the Discovery Channel on grizzlies went up there on Sunday and checked out the tracks. It wasn’t a grizzly, he said. It was a very large black bear, but not a grizzly. Which caused me enormous relief — I”m really not ready for a close encounter with a grizzly bear.

From what we hear, the morels are up in the high country these days, so Maryanne and I are off this afternoon to Suce Creek to see if we can find some. We figure with the two of us talking to one another, and with four dogs, we’ll be just fine. And morels — more morels! It’s been such a wet spring that there’s a bumper crop, from what we can tell. The Big Guys still won’t tell us where they are, but some friends found morels in Suce Creek, so that’s our plan.

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