Bear stories. We all have them and often enjoy telling them.
This week, there was plenty of bear activity in the news. Take the viral video from Indian Lake. And we posted a story by Tim Rowland about a search party in Old Forge that was launched to locate a missing teen. When she was found right away, she told the rescue team that she encountered an angry mama bear and cubs while jogging and in her efforts to put some distance between them, the teen ran up a tree and spent the night in the tree.
Which prompted some questions, including “What’s the best way to handle bear encounters?” You can read that one and weigh in here. Tell us your best bear story, too, in the comments here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you care to read more, here are a few bear tales from the Almanack archive:
- From Steve Hall, a classic: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/04/appreciating-bears-through-the-seasons.html
- From earlier in the summer, “The cycle of killing habituated bears continues” https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/07/fed-bear-is-a-dead-bear.html
- Adirondack lore: From 2015, Larry Gooley writes about “The Bear Fight Up in Keene”: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/12/allens-bear-fight-keene.html
- From 2013, a hiker describes a dramatic bear encounter: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2013/11/hiker-recounts-dramatic-encounter-black-bears.html
- From 2016, Mike Lynch writes about the rarity of dangerous bear run-ins: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2016/12/bears-seldom-attack-people.html