31 Poops

That, gentle reader, is bear poop – a great big wad of it.

We passed by it on the short (15 minute) road section that leads from Lower Butter to Upper Butter). By the time the section ended, I estimated we’d passed a dozen fresh piles of scat. On the way back down, out of sheer curiosity, I decided to count them.


Yup. I do believe this little bit of road is the local bear outhouse. We didn’t see any actual bears and were quite pleased about that.

Still: 31?!

But back to the hike. Andrea and I started at the beginning of the trail, wound our way to the top, had a lovely lunch in the warm sunshine, enjoyed the views, and headed back down. A pretty wonderful day.

Andrea is from Hamburg in Germany – I was asked to show her some of the local hikes – did so gladly. Found she was wonderful company.

Could not have asked for a nicer hiking day! Now – just waiting impatiently for the alpine to open up so that we local hikers can show her the really spectacular beauty this part of the world has to offer.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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