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Bear reported by bare man

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June 16, 2001 04:31PM
On Monday at approximatly 9:00AM,a dcr, (deep creek regular) by the handle of Tan Dan came face to face with a bear. Tan Dan is known to drink beer while camping near the springs.My first question was "is this a bear of a hangover?" TD said he had not been drinking. TD also said he thought a large german shepard was approaching him. When the animal was about 3 feet from him he stood upon his rear feet,sniffed around and turned around and ran away. The bear was as tall as Tan Dan and weighed about 160 pounds. Later after talking to a nude couple at the springs who also said they had seen a large black animal running south on PCT (the Pacific Crest trail) at about the same time as TD. TD stated he was camping about 100 yards down stream. This is a canyon I have known to be called family canyon. This report caused me to be concerned about several things. First is safety of small children and animals whom are camping with adults. Also there is the matter of people leaving food and trash at the springs. These people are inviting BEARS into the area for a picnic.

The Willow Fire destroyed habitat for many animals which would cause them to change their territories seeking food and water.

Please be extremely careful about leaving trash especially food that will attract bears creating a danger to the hotspringers. Trash pick up is critical for all of our safety at this point.
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Bear reported by bare man

katrina c/o TJ 762June 16, 2001 04:31PM

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Rick 470June 16, 2001 04:32PM

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PAUL P. 473June 16, 2001 11:20PM

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MikelG 438June 17, 2001 05:45AM

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Wizard 485June 17, 2001 08:26AM

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EastBay 483June 18, 2001 11:42AM

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Rick 524June 18, 2001 12:02PM

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Paul P. 446June 18, 2001 11:52AM

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Rick 479June 18, 2001 11:59AM

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mikki 471June 18, 2001 02:37PM

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Rick 483June 18, 2001 02:42PM

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EastBay 471June 18, 2001 04:55PM

don't run from a black bear!!!

Rick 450June 18, 2001 05:16PM

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EastBay 453June 18, 2001 06:34PM

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Rick 496June 18, 2001 08:08PM

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MikelG 532June 19, 2001 02:06PM

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EastBay 439June 19, 2001 05:46PM

SShoot the bear?

Rick 474June 19, 2001 08:34PM

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Craig 504June 19, 2001 10:04PM

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katrina 435June 22, 2001 03:02PM

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Rick 502June 22, 2001 03:39PM

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EastBay 444June 20, 2001 05:39PM

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Rick 483June 20, 2001 08:35PM

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John 491June 21, 2001 03:16PM

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free our forests 531June 21, 2001 12:41PM

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EastBay 478June 21, 2001 05:31PM

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Viejo Bill 497June 22, 2001 01:13AM

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Padeo 424June 22, 2001 07:47AM

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Melissa 858September 21, 2002 11:11AM



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