Little Saint Joe / Bass Creek area. June 2020.
Today's mountain trip was extra exciting when we came across a bear along the way. We got a chance to watch and photograph him for a bit, as he would repeatedly stop and look at us and then meander up away from us some. At one point he was smelling our scent in the air. And when we saw him a second time further up the road, he stood up on his hind legs and looked at us before wandering back into the trees again.
We had the overlook to ourselves for about an hour to hang out on the rocks with a beautiful view of the Bass Creek Crags. We had a mix of sunshine and wind. We also enjoyed watching a raven and a turkey vulture soaring above and below at times.
A partial view of the upper portion of Little St. Joe. You can't quite see the top from this viewpoint, but you can see the snow is melting. We need to take a trek up there again one of these days. It's a steep hike, but the views from the top are definitely worth it! :)
Lots of flowing water this time of year. And lots of green. A perfect combination. :)
With a mix of hiking, hanging out at an overlook with views, and seeing a bear...
we had an awesome time on the mountain!
We never know what we might see.
We just get out and go and keep our eyes open for the unexpected.
I'll end this post with a little video clip my daughter took of the bear.
It's not the steadiest video, but it does show him meandering along. :)
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