Number of posts : 66
Location : NW Montana
Points : 3663
Registration date : 2011-12-19
|Subject: NOT a good place to stop Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:52 pm|| |
My wife and I took a 3 night trip to Lake Louise last Sunday, by car. Went up to the Columbia Icefields and knocked around Bow Valley Parkway, saw a bunch of black bears (surrounded by stupid tourists taking pictures), a couple of beautiful elk bulls with their antlers still in velvet (more stupid tourists out of their cars) and a few weasels (?, mink? anyway much bigger/longer and sleeker than squirrels) and just had a great time.
On Wed we headed for home. On the cut-across to Radium I felt the need to remove some coffee from my system and pulled into a rest area. I immediately saw a grizzly female and 2 yearling cubs about 10' from the road, glad I was not on 2 wheels or the seat may have become a bit soggy. We went into the parking area and watched them graze for about 10 minutes from a distance of about 30'. Sorry about the dirty windshield but I am not
a stupid tourist.
Needless to say I found a place a few miles down the road to get rid of the excess coffee.
Silver Wing Guru
Number of posts : 2944
Age : 72
Location : Winnsboro, Texas, U.S.A.
Points : 7413
Registration date : 2010-02-17
|Subject: Re: NOT a good place to stop Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 pm|| |
And I worry about the squirrels in my front yard.
Touring Scooter Rider
Number of posts : 350
Location : Elkton , Maryland
Points : 3948
Registration date : 2011-12-11
|Subject: Re: NOT a good place to stop Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:38 pm|| |
Reminds of of what I use to tell the kid's in my son's Scout troop years ago
"What do you do if you come across a bear ?
Answer ; "Run !"
They would say "You can't outrun a bear !"
I'd say "I don't have to out run a bear, I just have to out run you !"