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Bear Today on Mt. Lowe Railway Trail

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Bear Today on Mt. Lowe Railway Trail  Reply with quote

This morning I was on the segment of the Mt. Lowe Railway trail between Echo Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope when I came upon a black bear.  It saw me and wasn't frightened in the least.  I, on the other hand, was trying not to pee myself and backed away to give it space.  It sunned itself on an outcropping then headed in the direction of Echo Mountain where I lost sight of it when it went around a corner.  There were people headed both up and down this segment of the trail but I had at least 1/2 mile between myself and them.  Clearly none of the people I passed as I continued east and down the hill saw the bear, so it must have scurried up or down the mountain.  

This is the last place I ever thought I would see a bear in the Angeles, given how heavily traveled it is.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is odd.
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Location: Stuntin in the trap son

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe there are some good pickin's if it's busy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
Maybe there are some good pickin's if it's busy.


Ha, maybe! I think I need to get louder when I am hiking, maybe by blasting bad dance music out of my iPhone (kidding). Or buy a bear bell.

I keep nearly typing beer.  Beer bell.  Beer sighting.  Beer on the Mt. Lowe Railway Trail. Maybe the bear was looking for beer...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmmm...beer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once saw a bear in broad daylight within a few hundred yards of the Mt. Wilson Trailhead in Sierra Madre.

On a different note, if there's beer available, you'd see me on the Mt. Lowe Trail too.  Wink

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