A load of scouts are working towards their 10mile hiking merit badge. We are setting up a series of outings to let them chalk-up the necessary experience. This was their first outing and we stuck with a local favorite – Poo Poo Point.
OK, the bear is very difficult to see but you can just about make it out. Ben nearly runs it down on the trail but brakes about 30ft short. You will probably need to watch this several times to see the black smudge move up the left-hand-side of the bank in front of Ben. The bear then sat next to a tree and casually watched us for 3-4 minutes (while I was taking the pictures posted in the previous blog entry). We caught this on video because Jack was wearing a GoPro.