Originally Posted by slowhike
... and how close was your encounter pan?
Circa 1963, SNP, about 20 yards, on a ridge line, Bear stood on hind legs ( bigger than us) bellowed at the four of us, dropped to all fours and then romped off down hill.
2004, dust settling on Cedar Run Trail in SNP, Smee and I started bush wacking up an unmarked creek looking for a hammock site when we jumped a cub 20-30 yards ahead, who promptly high tailed it up hill out of site under momma's protection proly... we turned left on a game trail and camped about 50 yards from that spot... we were tired, it was late... poor choice... every deer that came by, about six that nite, had us awake, shining lights to make sure it was not the bears... even got up to investigate a loud "snap" in the vicinity of our bear bags.... just another deer..... Lesson Learned.....(the hard way) move on a good distance from any last know bear citing....
Probably have a good 4-5 more good bear encounters but these two came to mind when I read and commented on your cool citing/experiance.