Some claim Bigfoot is real while others think of this forest creature as being present only in the imagination. Bears on the other hand are very real, and quite present, especially this time of year.
They like the cooler temperatures of late and the river is slow and easy to cross. Yes, bears routinely swim back and forth across the Smith as they search for food.
Here, Meg’s hand makes an easy measure to gauge the size of the bear that left this paw print on the sand below the bnb. Common wisdom says a bear with a 4″ wide paw is about 5′ tall and weighs 200 pounds — and this print was a tad bigger.
Big enough to keep me on my toes when I am out at night.