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    Riding in Smokey Bear Country

    Took the Tdub to NM this weekend to get some much needed trail riding in. Rode the Capitan Gap Road. This is the mountain range in Lincoln National Forest that burned in 1950 where Smokey the Bear was found. The road was rugged and climbed quick in some places. It was a great challenge for a newbie. I had a blast, learning is living!
    DSC02626.JPGDSC02618.JPGDSC02622.JPGDSC02609.JPG Had what we think could of been 2 bears climb the trail behind us. I've never seen a bear in the wild nor their tracks. We saw their prints in the sand on the way down. Hell of a weekend!
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    Great ride. Thank you for sharing the experience.


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    Sounds like you are having some good adventures. I like the bear paw pic, Smokey must have been on your trail.

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    Nice ride even though like many places up yonder here, fire area. Interesting it's also where Smokey Bear was found. I probably learned that in elementary school, but long forgotten on my part.

    I'm always aware of the bear when I ride. Wolf's and moutain lions too! Them is some attention gettin' tracks! Thanks for sharing!
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    Nice looking day for an adventure... nice pictures. And yes Admiral, "those is some attention gittin tracks"

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    Always fun looking for tracks and trying to ID them. I even have a little book to help. Awhile back me and Joemama were riding in his area and we were seeing bear tracks everywhere....and yes I did see a bear zoom into the brush. I'm always on the look out for critters. Makes riding more fun.
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    I always keep an eye out for bears as well and like seeing them
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    Great pics! always a bonus to run across some wildlife (even in track form) while out riding.

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    So Troll we hear you are good at harassment mitigation counseling, is a big stick advantageous when counseling bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    So Troll we hear you are good at harassment mitigation counseling, is a big stick advantageous when counseling bears?
    don't know.... I wasn't brave enough to try.... The bear in the photo is very respectful and doesn't intrude on your space. The big stick has a sharp point for pitching salmon over the weir.
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