Monday, August 17, 2009

The Black Bear Adventure

This last weekend we went camping with Mom and Dad in Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park. It was a miracle that we cound a site to camp at, because most of the sites were reserved much in advance, but when this opportunity came up, we couldn't resist.

Mom and Dad got there about 30 minutes before us, and when we arrived, they told us they had just seen a bear, within 10 feet of the campground. I guess it was ambling along towards their dog, who was on a leash and just laying near the campground. My dad saw it first, and told my mom to turn around, and when she saw it, she raised her arms and made a loud noise and the bear turned around and scampered away! What an experience!!! Too bad I wasn't there :(

But one of the rangers did snap some pictures for proof (although it was farther away at that time)!

Camping was a lot of fun. We didn't see any wildlife the rest of the trip, except one fox. It was quite cold for August though, I think getting into the 40's at night. But thank goodness it didn't rain!


  1. As Helen Reddy said in her song " I am woman, hear me roar!" Love, Mom