I look at those pics and say to myself, there ain't a bear w/in a 100 miles of there.
No wonder I never see any bear.
I was in a drainage a couple of weeks ago and decided I'd never go back. I just didn't "look good" to me.
I told a fellow about the place and was informed that it is one of the better bear places in southern Idaho. So much for me knowing anything.
I went up the hill this morning and ran out of steam within 20 min. I was packing a 14# rifle, up an ancient logging road. The goats were packing about a 100#.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!