Wow, glad you are OK and knew what to do (and what not to do). People are always asking me about bears on the trails. I know a mother and cubs visits Forest falls most nights and it is good to see they are on the north side as well. This reinforces the need/requirement for bear canisters and for treeing our food (and other items). Your image is still good (at least you can make out that it is a bear) and taken in the moment. Thanks for the information.