I first want to apologize to anyone who might get offended by this photo of bear scat. I thought it would be fun to share this and tell you what a conversation between crew members consists of. First off the crew comes in from their awesome hike out to Myrtle and the first thing they show me is a picture of this bear scat that is right in the middle of the trail. For those of you who hike during the warmer months, you know this is not unusual to find bear scat in the middle of the trail. Our conversation consisted of wondering why they choose the middle of trail. My answer was, they did not read the latest copy of Emily Post's Etiquette. I do not know if they can smell our scent and they are trying to mark their territory? If any of you are bear experts, we would love to hear your answer. With this post comes the usual bear warnings. We have not seen any in camp, but as you can see in the picture, they are out and about. They have been spotted around the shelter and the top of the mountain. Remember, do not leave your packs unattended. I figured this will be a great post to get the comments going. I am eager to read your theories. I will also leave you with another amazing sunset from last night. I thought that would be a better parting shot.
John Paul Krol
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