Florence

156 reviews
hiking
14 days ago

June 26, 2018. Be aware of the bear! I hiked up to the summit and back, roughly an 8-mile round trip. About halfway back to the trailhead, I ran upon a large black bear, I'd figure over 500 lbs. He was resting in the brush about twenty feet off the trail and I probably startled him as much as he startled me. Luckily he wasn't aggressive, so we parted on friendly terms. Just be mindful that the dry weather has driven some of the large animals closer to water.