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There's a Bear Out There!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

There's a bear out there! Somewhere. But I didn't see it.

I am in Tennessee with my son, hoping to head home this weekend, so while I am here I have been taking advantage of the town's linear trail. It is four miles long and has several parking areas where you can pick up the trail. Last week I walked the trail close to the college and an elementary school. In other words, more populated. Later that same day I received a message from the school that a black bear was spotted on the Green Valley side of the trail. Wide open spaces, few houses. Needless to say I didn't walk after that.

This morning I decided to walk the Green Valley side of the trail. I started at the middle of the trail, at the two mile mark. Here are the sign that greeted me when I got out of my car: Too bad bears can't read signs or they wouldn't be on the trail emoticon

Truth be told, I didn't care if there were bears (I saw people on the trail). It was a beautiful morning to walk and the views of the Great Smokey Mountains are spectacular. Just see for yourselves...

I wish you all a blessed day! Hope you don't meet any bears today.
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SCOTTCOGAL 3/29/2012 12:10PM

    Beautiful scenery. I'm sure you enjoyed walking there. Have a safe trip home. emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 3/28/2012 1:39PM

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I read that first sign and can't decide for sure whether someone misspelled "sighted" or if they mean "sited" as in released in this location deliberately.

Pretty cool, though. And gorgeous nature!

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CASEYTALK 3/28/2012 1:27PM

    OK, I'm a nerd, but there is a BIG difference between a bear being 'sighted' and a bear being 'sited'. The sign says, essentially, that the bear has been placed there.

I know there are a lot of people who want to make English the official language of the country, but I think we really need to learn it first.

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FINALLYBEINGME 3/28/2012 12:10PM

    I've read that bears hate the smell of fabric softener and a good way to keep them away is to keep fabric softener sheets in your bags and on your person. emoticon Love the signs! emoticon

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DAISY443 3/28/2012 11:07AM

    I remember a vacation near Lake Superior one summer with bear warnings! We were camping, so it was a little nervous making, but we survived! Watch out for those bears and stay safe! Hugs!
PS- guess there wasn't room on the sign to spell sighted!

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