And here he is on South Hancock in Maine. Check out that smile on Mike's face - he lights up the mountaintop!
Mike went on to say, " The campground required us to store food in the car so we've been putting it in the trunk. But there were a ton of other campers who cooked meals and left food on their picnic tables and then went into their RV's to sleep for the night. Brooke was not in the tent that was attacked, as that was the tent we used to store our extra clothes and gear. It was about three feet from our tent, and when Brooke looked out and said it was a bear I figured I better try to get it to go away so I went outside to face it. To be honest I was a bit apprehensive when I got in front of it as I had been around plenty of black bears but never one that size. I thought getting on top of the car would make me look bigger, but when the bear came at me anyways I thought there would be a fight until it surprised me by turning around. My adrenaline was really going!"
Thank goodness Mike and Brooke are ok and survived the encounter with no physical harm. Being the tough hikers that they are, they continued on their journey and later crested Cannon Mountain....
Keep it up Mike and Brooke!! I can't wait to hear what the next week brings.
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