Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back from the Mountain

I missed posting the last few days because I was camping without any internet access.  I did take plenty of photos!  Here are a few to tide you over until I get around to going through the whole bunch!

Grandfather Mountain Sunset!


Crabtree Falls

Me on Grandfather Mountain


Taking a little Cat Nap (or should I say Bear Nap!)


He awakes and sees me!  Time to run!

11 comments:

Blair said...

What! You saw this bear!?

Jack said...

Yup! Glad I had the zoom lens!

Kim said...

Oh wow Jack you ran into a bear... great shot... I bet you this is more than you were expecting to catch this weekend..

Kim said...

Love the sunset shot its beautiful...

wayne15575 said...

I really like the way you use people in the shot to give it scale...but, there's no one by the bear. Chicken !!! Hahaha

good work buddy!

HemlockMan said...

Were you car camping? If so, where did you camp?

You know, I've never been to the main peaks of Grandfather Mountain. I've had chances, but just haven't done it.

Is that Mildred the bear that's in the zoo on the mountain?

Eeyore said...

Yikes! My longest zoom isn't long enough to feel comfortable with that.

Jack said...

Thanks everyone, but I have to come clean about the Bear. Yes, it is a real Bear, but no I was never in any danger. I would never intentionally get that close to a real bear in the wild. I was safely on the other side of a fence.

http://www.grandfather.com/wildlife_habitats/

However, in addition to the Bears in captivity, there are also bears out in the wild at Grandfather Mountain. While we didn’t see it, we definitely had at least one bear visit the campground during the weekend!

Jack said...

Bob,
Yes we were car camping. I'll include the details when I write the trip report.
Jack

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful set... especially that sunset!

Jack said...

Thanks Maggie! My favorite photos of the weekend were that sunset!