Last weekend, I had both an exhilarating and terrifying experience. It reminded me, once again, of the difference between using your head and following your gut.
I have been an avid hiker and backpacker (those days were sadly over after my reconstructive foot surgery) for the last 45 years. My favorite hiking has always been in the rugged mountains of the North Cascades. I have always wanted to see a bear in the wilderness, but never had. I always imagined watching a black bear from about 200 yards trotting away from me.
Last weekend, my wife and I were hiking in the... Read More