Griz encounter. PCT half way marker.

By September 7, 2017Uncategorized

Grizzly encounter

 

1296 – 1330 mile

The day was going perfectly till I went they a shrubby section.  I came out the other side and saw a massive Grizzly less than 15 get away.  I started slowly backing away hoping it wouldn’t notice me.  With the shrubs hitting my pack he glanced over.  Moved about ten feet back and could barely see him.  I turned and started running back down the trail.  The massive bear ran after me and was gaining fast.  The only thing I could do is stand my ground.  I stopped and faced him.  He got about 5 feet in front of me and then I woke up from a bad dream.  What a way to start the day.   Must be from all that Alaska talk.  Slow going day, stopping a handful of times to dry out the toe.  Also carrying 22 miles of water dropped the pace a bit.  Finally rolled by the PCT halfway marker .  Made it past the road into Chester and posted up for the night.  No rush to get to Old Station when everything opens up late.