Good morning Folks. I hope everyone is having a great one so far. It is a bit socked in at the top, but I see hints of sun light peeking through the fog. The high yesterday was 67º with a low of 48º. It rained for most of the afternoon. It seems to be the June pattern. It makes me feel like I am at the beach with afternoon showers. We are plugging along up top. As far as I know, Bullhead is still closed. We do not know any details about why. We just know it is due to bear activity. It sounds like you folks in the low lands know more than we do. I have also heard that Ice Water Springs Shelter is closed due to bear activity. Just remember, if you do see a bear, make a lot of noise, raise your hands, scream, shake the trees near by, and look as big as you can. Throw rocks if you need to. Usually, they are going to be running as quick as possible when they see you coming. DO NOT DROP YOUR PACKS. They will not chase after you for your pack. If they get ahold of a pack, they will figure out that the game of scare the hiker equals a snack. I have never had a bear come after me for my pack. Just remember to be aware of your surroundings. Hiking in the summer is a beautiful time to be outdoors. Be smart and be safe. Happy Hiking.
John Paul Krol
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