Pour a sip.
For an avid outdoorsman. I’ve hiked off trail at this place many many times with only a camera with me. It’s an amazing place and I’ve had some spooky bear encounters myself. Once I was playing a Coyote kill because I’d heard some barking close by and wanted a picture. After 15 min of not a sound, I got up to leave and found myself face to face with one of the largest Black Bears I’ve ever seen. At first I thought it was a cow. I walked away slowly (the thought ot take it’s pic never even crossed my mind) and he, or she, let me go. That bear came to a call looking for food and found me. I was lucky. This guy it seems wasn’t. They haven’t ruled it a Bear attack yet but I can’t imagine what else would have killed the guy. He was a young man in good shape and used to being in Bear country. It goes to show that sometimes it’s just your time. I have friends that go into these same areas to photograph bears daily. It’s what they do. IMO they are pushing their luck. Most of these bears are used to people and they don’t bother us. It’s that one old bear that isn’t able to catch something to eat, and all the nuts and berries are gone that will see a human as a feast. That’s why I carry now. Legal or not.