Saw my first Black Bear

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retired jerry
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Re: Saw my first Black Bear

Post by retired jerry » November 4th, 2020, 7:10 am

I've seen bears a few times, always amazingly cool

You have to always have your camera instantly ready

This is a good time to see bears. Especially Mountain Laurel Ash berries along the Timberline trail on Mt Hood

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Re: Saw my first Black Bear

Post by MarkInTheDark » November 5th, 2020, 10:01 am

Saw one on the Herman Creek Cutoff trail, early morning goin' up to Green Point Mtn... thought it was a German shepherd, once I figured out it was a big bear, 2 cubs scampered up the trees on either side of her! Made a slow, quiet, departure.

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Re: Saw my first Black Bear

Post by querulous » November 9th, 2020, 12:52 pm

I have seen black bears in the Gorge exactly once (on the back end of Tanner butte). They just don't seem to be very common. In the North Cascades or Olympics, by contrast, I have seen *lots*. Want to see black bears? Go to the alpine parkland zone of Olympic National Park when the huckleberries are ripe. (typically mid-september). You'll see scores.

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Re: Saw my first Black Bear

Post by retired jerry » November 9th, 2020, 1:21 pm

or in Enchanted Valley maybe May or June. Most common bear spotting location

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