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Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby Hikin Mike » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:42 pm

It's been 3 years since the three of us spent the day photographing. We had a great time. We hiked out to Huckleberry Meadow and back...felt like it was 20 miles for me though! Here's some of my photos. The forum is cropping my photos, so click on the photos to see the whole photo...

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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby The Other Tom » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:46 am

Great shots, Mike. =D> Thanks for posting.
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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby copeg » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:23 am

Great shots Mike! And wow looks like a heck of a time: a coyote, bear, and awesome sunset.
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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby maverick » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:56 pm

Hi Mike
Thanks for the photo's, I really like the last shot.
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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby Shawn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:21 pm

Wow Mike! All terrific images.

I kept trying to decide which is my favorite and couldn't decide; yet that cabin scene invokes something different than the others.

Funny thing, I've seen more bears in the parking lots and roads than in the back country.
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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby hikerduane » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:25 pm

I saw Mike's photos over on TT.

I'm with you Shawn, since Pooch passed away, the only bears I have seen were near the trailhead parking lot to Duck Pass, at Mammoth a couple years ago and the bear at home, trying to knock off my neighbors garbage can a year ago.:)
Piece of cake.
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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby maverick » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:27 pm

Funny you should say that Shawn, I have never seen a bear in the back-country
(cross-country) yet.
I have seen a lot of paw prints from bears, and mountain lions but thats it.
Seen plenty of them in the front country camp grounds or trailed sections of my hikes.
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Postby Hikin Mike » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:13 pm

We saw two that day. The first one was a smaller black bear and not brown color....black. We didn't have enough time to take any photos as he darted off into the trees.

-Thanks for looking. :cool:
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Postby hikerduane » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:02 pm

Plus, the most bear scat I see, is in my yard and my neighbors when the bears start raiding the apple trees in Oct and Nov. I got cleaned out this year, last year I was able to pick quite a few before the bears got them. Limbs keep getting broken, my trees are getting smaller.:( I need to rig up an electric or wire fence to keep them off all together. My neighbors have identified at least two bears that visit. Deer didn't do much damage this year.
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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby Shawn » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:39 pm

Some years back a friend and co-worker and I were hiking up Sphinx Creek when we stopped upon seeing a small bear resting at the base of a truck sized rock. When the bear saw us, it jumped up and over the rock rather than simply beat feet left or right to avoid us. It was quite a sight.

During the next work week I was asked quite a few times how the hike went. Each time I apparently told this bear story....and innocently enough the bear grew from its actual small size to something gigantic.

My friend, who sat nearby, finally got tired of hearing my exaggerations about the bear so he posted a sign nearby that simply said "Shawn is bigger than the bear!". :D

Just sayin'
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Postby Sierra Maclure » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:36 am

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Me, Windwalker and Exavius at SeKi....

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:20 pm

Beautiful pix, Mike! (all of them!) Looks like a good trip! :D
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