Our son Jon went running with me on the same Meadow Mountain Trail that I hiked the other day.
Hoo boy, first bear-sighting of the season!! I knew I was right to hang my food while camping out!
Yup, that's a real bear, and yup, we saw him on today's run, and yup, luckily I had my camera in my pocket.
SavageMan triathletes..... this is the trail section of the course. That's why we ran it today -- I wanted to run the SavageMan course. The International Distance tri goes once around the loop, the half-iron distance, twice.
Holly -- Bear alert on SavageMan course!! :-)
BTW, he moved away from the trail, looked at us for maybe half a minute, then turned and trotted away up the mountain.
Jon's GPS only showed a total of 5.7 miles, but it may have done some as-the-crow-flies averaging since Jon had it in his pocket. It showed 65 minutes for that distance, but we walked the roughest uphill sections. Rough = both difficult grade and difficult surface, rough and rocky. But only for maybe half a mile. Most of it is fairly smooth woodland hiking trail, much of it is a gravel road downhill, and the last mile or so paved.
Jon is the child of ours who's waiting for his second daughter, Sarah, to be born any time. I wish she'd be born today.... it's Steve's birthday. It's 8pm now but what the heck, it's a second birth, it could go down in 4 hours or less....c'mon, Jamie, have that baby!