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Old 04-07-2019
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Default Show Low Mule Deer - Bear Story!
My wife, pups and I went for a hike near Pinedale this morning. It was so perfect out today! High was about 70, slightly breezy. Sun was warm!

We started out seeing animals right away. We saw a bunch of Mule deer on the trail to the trailhead.

On our way back we had a bear encounter!

My wife had fallen and bruised her knee a little. So we stopped and gave her a moment. Then as we picked up down the trail again, no less than 10 yards later my dogs growled harshly. I looked up to see a huge Bear running across the trail about 25 yards in front of us!

The dogs went crazy but I maintained a good grip on the leashes. The bear took off down and then up the next ridge.
Happened so fast!

Ive never seen a wild bear before, so that was crazy. I was packing but still, it could have gotten bad real quick at that distance.

Bear was probably about 400-500 pounds. A pretty big one.

As we got back to the jeep I looked at the map closer and we were parked by Bear Tank and hiking in Bear Canyon, go figure!

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Holy crap! Glad everything turned out good!
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Old 04-11-2019
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Cool beans... Glad to hear there was no "Encounter of the back kind."
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