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Old 10-21-2009, 05:08 PM   #2401
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Laugh I Love that term..."micro bears"...for chip monks!

I was never bothered by the appearance of bears before ....didn't give them a 2nd thought. And, here I live in a neighborhood where one might show up at my door tonight! That is until early this summer, I was camping not too far from here in the Brakes Interstate Park in Virginia when a bear showed up in the middle of the night....12:30 AM! I noted the time...why I'll never know...but the critter turned over the garbage can and then moved just outside my tent and finished off the contents. I could clearly hear ever snap of his teeth as he ate his midnight dinner...., breathing....you name it! All I had for defense was my camera...and there I was "wide awake" straining to look out of a tent that had no windows and only one door! My bike was standing close by out of the tent door on the center stand. I had prepared no meals but from time to time carried food in the side cases....I was really concerned he would attempt to tear into it. It turned out he finished off the chicken bones and whatever else my camp neighbor had managed to put into the trash can....good thing for him...otherwise I would have had to flash him when he stuck his head in the tent! After he was gone..I had to take a leak in the worse way....but no way was I going to get out of that tent in the middle of the night!
I've said it before and will say it again...this rr is off the chart! Thank you so much for taking what must be hours and hours to provide us, the reader,with such a wonderful adventure! God Love You!

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Old 10-21-2009, 06:11 PM   #2402
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oh no... no!

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I was never bothered by the appearance of bears before ....
You shoulda' stopped right there!

You, sir, have just set back a cure for bearanoia by months if not years.


Just givin' ya a hard time.

Here's the full taxonomy :

Micro-bears, aka vermin... =mice, rats, chipmunks, squirrels, etc.
Mini-bears, aka critters... =dogs, skunks, raccoons, BEAVER, etc.
Bears, aka bears... =bears, er, etc.
Mega-bears, aka sasquatch... =moose, horses, GSA1200's, etc.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:17 PM   #2403
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You shoulda' stopped right there!

You, sir, have just set back a cure for bearanoia by months if not years.


Just givin' ya a hard time.

Here's the full taxonomy :

Micro-bears, aka vermin... =mice, rats, chipmunks, squirrels, etc.
Mini-bears, aka critters... =dogs, skunks, raccoons, BEAVER, etc.
Bears, aka bears... =bears, er, etc.
Mega-bears, aka sasquatch... =moose, horses, GSA1200's, etc.


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Old 10-21-2009, 06:31 PM   #2404
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You shoulda' stopped right there!

You, sir, have just set back a cure for bearanoia by months if not years.


Just givin' ya a hard time.

Here's the full taxonomy :

Micro-bears, aka vermin... =mice, rats, chipmunks, squirrels, etc.
Mini-bears, aka critters... =dogs, skunks, raccoons, BEAVER, etc.
Bears, aka bears... =bears, er, etc.
Mega-bears, aka sasquatch... =moose, horses, GSA1200's, etc.
What?

You're calling my precious GSA "Beastie" a Mega-Bear?

Then what do you call my KTM 950 "Tiger"?

Bearanoia will destroy 'Ya. (Lyrics from the Kinks...)

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:16 AM   #2405
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You shoulda' stopped right there!

You, sir, have just set back a cure for bearanoia by months if not years.


Just givin' ya a hard time.

Here's the full taxonomy :

Micro-bears, aka vermin... =mice, rats, chipmunks, squirrels, etc.
Mini-bears, aka critters... =dogs, skunks, raccoons, BEAVER, etc.
Bears, aka bears... =bears, er, etc.
Mega-bears, aka sasquatch... =moose, horses, GSA1200's, etc.
Am I the only one afraid of real honest to god scary bears?

Once I was out after work with 4 female coworkers and this weird huge guy with huge elvis sideburns approached our table standing behind me and asked one of the girls across from me to dance. She said 'no thank you'.

SO he looked at me, and said, well I guess you'll do, and before I could say 'no tha' he lifted me out of my chair and next thing I know I'm on a dance floor with a 6'8" 240# Elvis.

There are Scary, Scary bears out there, particularly in Seattle.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:42 AM   #2406
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Have I ever mentioned that open grate bridges are high on the list of things-LDF-fears?
like deep sand?
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:50 AM   #2407
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like deep sand?
that's not a fear... more like a deep, seething hatred.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:18 AM   #2408
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We cleared

the special section cleanly, but first, we started to get our first views of Mt. Something...





We were only at about 4000ft, so I can't blame the elevation on my confusion.

We made a turn, and just past the intersection, I spied a pull-out. I activated the Scala's, and suggested to LDF that we take another little break and snack on the bananas and raspberries we had brought from Hood River.

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:34 AM   #2409
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C'mon with...

we're goin' on a little field trip to...



quicher bichin... it's not that far...



it'll be nice, we'll have snacks!

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:50 AM   #2410
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You can hear the falls

before you see them...



Let's hike all the way down, it's nice in here... smells great too

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:51 AM   #2411
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We're almost there



Hey look, there's a plaque... what's it say?




"...peace of mind and tranquility..." I kinda like the sound of that.
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Up close







Ugh, I don't remember it being this steep on the way down!



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Moving and still views

of Mt. Adams. (not Jefferson!)



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Old 10-22-2009, 12:12 PM   #2414
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What is it with "Cougar" lately? You see the word everywhere... am I missing something?

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Old 10-22-2009, 12:18 PM   #2415
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Is this one

Mount St. Helens? The snow at the top looks to be a different pattern than the other peak. We were almost equidistant to Adams and Mt. St. Helens... I don't know, and I didn't stop to confirm... I know, dumb.



I definitely knew it wasn't Jefferson. We'd only catch a glimpse of the peaks here and there, and then we'd snake around a ridge, and twist down into a valley, and then see another peak, and as big as they are, strangely, they were hard to keep track of.



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