Monday, June 12, 2006

June 11 and 12 Ed and the Bear

Sunday, June 11, 2006

This morning was bright & sunny and for the first time in a few weeks, it stayed that way all day. Shorts weather. We took a leisurely drive to the Coulter Village campground in the Grand Teton National Park. It’s only about 35 miles from where we were in Yellowstone. The campground is within an easy walk of Jackson Lake. Gopher had a ball swimming and chasing a stick. Today was planned to be a day of rest. Mostly just hung out, walked here & there and read our books. We met another Lazy Daze owner. They are from Ohio. Steve ?.
Monday, June 12, 2006

We moved to the Signal Mountain Campground. Very rustic. Located on Jackson Lake. The BIG NEWS was the bear. I was in the water throwing a stick for Gopher to swim after. I turned around and there was a black bear about ten feet away sniffing at the wood picnic tables. Looking for food I suppose. I waved my arms and called to Gopher and the bear ambled away. There were two couples setting up their tents in the direction the bear was headed so I called out to warn them. They got in their cars. (It’s 8:30pm right now. We just walked the dogs. The two couples in the tents are no longer there. J ) The bear wandered past the tents, crossed the road and walked behind and around the other RV’s. By this time I had returned to our camper to tell Carol to stay inside until the bear was gone. The bear walked behind our camper then walked around the motorhome parked next to us. Got some good pictures. All “black” bears are not black. This one was tan. Probably 4’ high at the shoulder. Carol & I were talking to a man this evening. He & his wife were on a hike earlier today and turned the bend and there was a bear walking down the trail. They turned around and did not finish the hike.
This is a really beautiful campground. The view across Jackson Lake is the primary mountain range in the Grand Teton Park.

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