If you go out in the woods today…

you might run into a bear!
 
Seriously I love the great outdoors but this was a little too close for comfort.
 

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Back in the day I had a job as a park interpreter.  I spent most of my spring and summers out in the woods.  I ran into porcupine, fox, beaver and even a moose but never had I come this close to a bear!  It wasn’t until we took a leisurely bike ride and stroll with the family that I had my first encounter of the bear kind.
 

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We headed up to Myra Canyon for a bike ride on the old railway trestles a few weeks ago.  
It’s absolutely gorgeous up there!  Kelowna and the trestles were also recently featured on the first episode of the Amazing Race Canada which was cool to watch.
 

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It’s the perfect spot for trail riding on the bikes.  Darcy and the boys took off while I trekked with the rest of the family.
 

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The trestles are pretty cool and set in a section of the park that was basically burnt to the ground in a huge forest fire ten years ago.
 

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It was at this trestle that I was taking photos with my Canon Rebel of the lovely berry bushes along the trail.  I looked up for a second and there she was…
 

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She trundled down the trail and walked right under our trestle.  I did the whole, throw your hands above your head to make yourself look bigger and call out “Yo Bear” so that she knows you’re a human, thing.  I probably looked ridiculous.  Um.. who are we kidding I totally looked ridiculous.
 

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She chose to ignore us and go back to berry eating.  
Whew.
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