|Spray Park. At the end of this trail is a meadow and at the end of the meadow is a very large black bear.|
|Mowich Lake, which is where you go to after you see a large black bear.|
|A lovely lunch spot.|
Me: "It's so beautiful up here."
CF: "It really is."
Me, noticing the black bear: "Uh, okay, straight ahead."
CF: "Okay, we have to go."
Me: "Yes, let's go."
For the record, I turned around and walked away as if Freddy, Jason, and Chucky were after me. Some people like seeing large predators in the woods. Those people aren't me. I kept saying, to justify my cowardice, "To be fair, it was a really large bear." (This is also my behavior with spiders.)
At any rate, we had a lovely hike on a warm fall day. We ate lunch and admired the mountain and then hiked around Mowich Lake a bit because it seemed like 6 miles just wasn't enough. More pictures here, but there are no pictures of the bear. Cowards live to fight another day.