Bell Pass Trail
Tuesday, the 25th, I had the day off from work and was set on hitting the trail. I selected Bell Pass Trail in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF. It was a 10 mile round trip hike and although the sky was slightly overcast, the trail had soem pretty good views of the Pass. And the end of the trail is Mazama Park with a hut and the beginning of Park Butte Trail which leads to Cathedral Crag. I decided to eat lunch at the turn-around point. After finishing my sandwich, I was getting ready to head out and took one last look around. Coming my way down the Park Butte Trail was a black bear probably wanting to see if I wanted to share my lunch. I decided I had enough time to get around the corner of the trail and get out of his sight. It worked and I never saw him again. It was a pretty exciting event during a great day of being alone in the wilderness. Well, mostly alone.