I’m laying in my tent right now heading into day 3 of an adventure in my local mountains and I’m trying to sleep after a long day of elevation gain. My brain and ears won’t ever shut off.
*snap* must be a bear! *rustle* yep! that’s a bear alright!
The truth is that it’s probably just a skunk, deer, badger or the one the most evil of all… wind. Last night my tent flaped in the wind and it sounded like someone walking up to my tent, I freak of course. “Shooo bear!” I yell haphazardly into the darkness.
Amazing when you’re alone, in the dark and exposed in the elements what your brain will tell your inner caveman.
Bears! Bears everywhere!
Sounds like you Bearly made it through the night.
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A friend was camping in the Golden Trout Wilderness…heard something and peeked out the zipper and about 20 feet away were 2 eyes about 8″ apart….freaked out until he realized it was a cow!!!!! They bring them up to graze in the meadows.