It’s 4 AM and Something Big Is Standing on Me… A Scary Bear Story

Bear Stories

Wandering through Time and Place


I’ve been re-blogging older posts while my laptop is at the doctors with memory problems. Today it’s time for another Sierra Trek Tale. Next week, I’ll get back to the first Sierra Trek but today we are jumping ahead five years to the first trek I led into the back country of Yosemite where bears rule.


Bears like me, or at least they haven’t eaten me. They’ve had numerous opportunities over the years. It goes with the territory of backpacking throughout North America for over four decades. My scariest encounters, as it turns out, were also my first.

By the fifth year of the Sierra Trek, I had worked my way southward from Lake Tahoe into Yosemite National Park. Since we were utilizing a new route from Yosemite to Kennedy Meadows, I had to preview it. (Plus it was another excuse to head out into the wilderness and be…

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Baby Bear Gets Scolded


A Daily Thought


Brown bear‘s parenting method snapped in Ukraine’sSimferopol Zoo…….What the little chap had done to Incur his mother’s wrath remains a mystery, but the chances are that he won’t do it again!

A baby bear made his mother angry. She tried to explain something to him in the corner, and then shook him by the neck.

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How many times have I told you not to do that?

She pins him in the corner for a dressing down. First, the mother glares angrily at her son as he stands a few feet away looking guilty and sheepish.
Within seconds he is backed into a corner with a terrified expression as she roars her disapproval.
Shortly afterwards he finds himself airborne after she seizes him by the scruff of the neck and propels him from side to side.

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Perhaps THIS…

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