It drizzled rain for the better part of Friday. Most of the snow has melted. The only problem we have now is the big bear that has become a "problem bear". He is a rather large bear and over the past week he has gone from roaming around camp at night to hanging out during the day. He is a stubborn bear that runs when we yell at him, but he doesn't seem too concerned. Unfortunately, we are going to have to catch him in our sturdy bear trap and let the Park Service guys do their job. They have been extremely successful in scaring the past bears to the point they do not come back around. That is the main objective for us all; keep the bears wild and scared of humans. Once the bear is caught, the park service will put him under, like at the dentist office. He will then get a health check. The only difference is when he wakes up, he will have a new earring. He will have a little hangover which will hopefully help him to realize he doesn't want any part of those two legged creatures. They are bad news. We will see what today brings. If everything works according to plan, he will be on his way to greener pastures, or should I say, redder ash berries.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)