A Bear on the Trail (Discussion) #NowWhat

On Monday we posed this question: And we got a bunch of great responses. So what would we do? Ummmm, probably pee our pants because we saw a bear (cool) and then pee our pants again because "Ahhhh, there's a bear!!!" We have had beat encounters before...But hiking right in to a Mama bear and her cubs is no joke. We would probably freeze, grab our bear spray back up slowly and get the hell out of there. If she charges hopefully a good dose of capsaicin would stop her in her tracks. One of our readers shared this video which…

You hike right into a Mama bear and her cubs…#NowWhat (Scenario)

We had so much fun with last week's Mountain Lion scenario that we had to throw in a bear scenario this week as part of our #NowWhat series. This week's situation is as follows: Read Set Discuss!!! What would you do? Chime in below in the comments, on twitter, facebook, pinterest or google+. We'll let you know what we'd do a post a recap on Thursday so stay tuned!

Was that bear trying to pick my pocket?

Let this be a lesson for all on how not to view and enjoy wildlife in the great outdoors. [caption id="attachment_2138" align="alignright" width="300"] Eagle Circling[/caption] I was about 5 miles into the Platte River Trail in the Platte River Wilderness. I had started from the Six Mile Gap Trailhead and had only seen a couple of golden eagles so far. [caption id="attachment_2136" align="alignright" width="300"] The sage grouse that distracted me while the bear went for my wallet.[/caption] Then, I saw some movement in the underbrush right next to the trail and found three small sage grouse. So I thought what…