Taken July 9, 2004 on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park Virginia. Original photo was taken with a Canon A20 at 1600 X 1200 resolution http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Epting/July%202004%20NC%20VA%20Mountain%20Vacation/July2004VaMtnTunnelExit.jpg
Marc Epting 22/08/2004 18:05Thank you both for the kind comments. Actually saw two black bears and many deer while driving the Shenandoah. The first bear we saw after coming around a curve. He was slowly taking his time crossing the road and then angled into the forest in no great haste. I was too slow and surprised to see him to get a good shot. Plus with the poor lighting there wasn't enough time to adjust the shutter and snap a pic. After that I focused my attentions to just inside the tree line to pick out more wildlife and to have the camera ready. Saw another bear about 10 minutes after the first and several deer.
Hope the lady didn't take the ranger too literally. There are plenty of bears and they seem to know they're protected. Bear attacks don't happen to often, but if threatened it would be bad news for a hiker.
Again thank y'all for your comments,
Elaine Liebenbaum 22/08/2004 0:33hi marc
welcome to fotocommunity. I was at Shenandoah a couple of years ago. I overheard a woman say to a ranger that she was leaving the park to go up north because she had been there a day and hadnt seen a bear yet.
The ranger told the lady to take off all her clothes and drench herself in honey. Then the bears will come out.
Well that day I took a hike down the mountain and met up with a bear with my pants down.
take care and have fun here