Bear Country and Fly Fishing

As a back country adventurous, there are always new experiences to share from the wilderness. In this story, I was climbing Mt Mitchel in NC and fly fishing for wild trout , I ran across a few climbers on their way down...and it was still very early in the morning? Well, they came across some bear tracks and decided to call it quits vs. risking a bear encounter.

Well after many years in the back country including training in the military on Kodiak Island, my experience with bears has taught me

a few lessons.

I decided to continue my trek to the peak @ 6,680ft elevation and keep a keen ear and eye for Yogi and family.

Here is just a few tracks I came across , weary yet successful on my peak , I also took an alternate route back down only to come across fresh bear scat.




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