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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Brown Bear in the Woods
My husband and I hiked last Sunday through trails on state land in Hunterdon County, NJ, about 6 miles from where we live. On our way out of the woods my husband stopped and gestured for me to stay quiet. I thought that he was probably going to point out a deer, but when I looked about 60 yards to the left of the path, I saw a gigantic brown bear moseying along. We slowly retreated for a few yards and then VERY slowly headed out of the woods. When I tell people about it, they say "Awwwwwwwww", but it wasn't so much cute as it was scary. In retrospect though, he was an awe inspiring sight.
He is the "model" for my mask that I finished yesterday.