A black bear roaming the lower areas of the clearcut (near where FS850 enters). Seen near dawn grubbing for it’s breakfast of bugs, it wandered on up the slopes into the heavy canopy above the clearcut, seemingly avoiding the human-made bypass trails.

Although the bear knew I was there and less than 100 feet away, it paid me no attention other than glancing my way every so often to see if I’d come any closer.