Wednesday, August 8 - Continued....My hikes for the day took me almost 10 miles. I hiked to the Pinnacles and met a man at the top who suggested I hike onto Mary's Rock - it was only 2 more miles. The man felt the trail was fairly level and an easy hike. Once I got going I knew I could turn around at any point and head home, but alas, I am not wired that way and I had to see it to the end. On this day I encountered 4 bear along the trail. One with a cub and the other two single grown bear. I got to thinking that I may have only seen 4 bear, but I wonder how many bear saw me? I find it funny that the hike back always seems shorter than the hike in. At the end of the trail I was spent for the day. I went back to my accomodations and showered and probably should have burned my clothes. Fixed some food and worked on the painting that I will do in a workshop on Friday with a Youth Group within the park. I'll post images of that experience later.
Thursday, August 9 - I spent in Luray on the computer attempting to get my school work sorted out - its not all fun and games everyday. Most times reality catches up and sets in and you realize you have other matters to attemd to.
PS - Bear Count - 18