View Full Version : my 11 mile day hike

09-23-2012, 06:20 AM
Sept 22 i hiked in an area i wanted to explore, heard allot about this area and wanted to see it for myself and actually see if the rumors were true of the game about. So 4am'ish i made my way to the trailhead with mom and her friend. My mother and John who is slow/handicap love the scenery of the hikes we've been doing july-aug and started tagging along in the hunting season now.

Long story short, i saw 3 nice bears in the 11.9 miles we did in our day hike.. i stalked on the first one and tried cutting across and down a valley to shorten the distance but screwed it all up because i stalked in with the wind to my back! ;D i knew this and point it out in my short video prior to sneaking up to the last point where im sure ill see him. I started rushing the stalk and wasnt approaching like i should because my mom and john were getting tired/slow/& scared and i was urging to go strong to the glassing point for their first break from the trailhead ::)

The other bears i saw i never even attempted to stalk in...not enough time in our day hike to stalk in, shoot, handle one and pack it out with daylight.

thanks for reading...hope you enjoy the pics and video.

Please if you know this area please do not post where it is..

And the video of the bear stalk









IN the end i had a blast, screwed up a stalk on a decent bear but had fun and the thrill of the whole thing! its hunting not killing...i put a small dent into an amazing area and cant wait to return for a couple days up there

Hello Kitty
09-23-2012, 10:19 AM
Very nice

09-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Where is this? I wanna check it out if it ain't too far away!!

Gorgeous pics by the way!! Looks amazing

09-23-2012, 10:47 AM
I agree beautiful

09-23-2012, 11:51 AM
Thanks guys, I have another video of the hike out

Lieutenant Johnson
09-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Great stuff thought i was watching a documentary. Sweet thanks

09-23-2012, 03:03 PM
very nce c

09-23-2012, 08:32 PM
The pics are fantastic! Looks like a great area to hike, is it open to sledding too?

09-23-2012, 09:59 PM
Gorgeous area, where ever it is

09-23-2012, 10:07 PM
I enjoyed the video as well. I'm extremely afraid of bears, but it was really interesting watching you stalk him on video. Had to laugh at the end when you said "oh well, its just a bear"

09-24-2012, 11:58 AM
Cool pics I need to get out and do some of this more often[cheers]

09-24-2012, 02:34 PM
wicked hike.....good shots!

09-24-2012, 06:07 PM