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Re: Bears on the Trail



I scooted out on a tree that had fallen beside the path and waited for the
beast to pass me by.  (I tried to make myself as small as possible, too.)

 He was darned big and the ear tag told me everything I wanted to know about
his sociability.


Hikester

 At 08:21 AM 4/15/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Marshall DeBerry talked about an encounter with a bear on the AT in NJ.  I
>know from time to time folks have talked about bears on the trial however, I
>don't remember anyone giving a definitive explanation of what one might do
>upon coming face to face with one of these denizens of the trial.  Since
>many live to tell the tail, is there not much danger in the meeting of human
>and bear? I seem to recall banging a pot or blowing a whistle as the
>deterrent of choice. Thanks 
>
>PS I listed my name as thru-hiking the trial this year, but a new job
>prevented that.  I am going to do a month beginning about May 15. I will be
>leaving from the Delaware Water Gap in NJ and going north as far as I can
>get in 30 days.  It's not a thru-hike but will have to suffice for now. I
>have really enjoy this list thanks to everyone for their willingness to
>share thoughts and ideas. Rich      
>
>