Hiking in Bear Country

On the trails we're obsessed with finding bear scat.  Bears are amazing animals that we hope to see from a safe distance when we're out on the trails and not in a surprising up close way. A few days ago I stumbled upon a talk given by bear expert Dr. Tom Smith at the 2012 NOLS Faculty Summit.  I was intrigued, it was fascinating.  He dispelled many common bear myths and ended the presentation with some good old fashioned bear spray fun. If you're looking for a good Saturday night date, cuddle up with the love of your life, pop…