The signs are everywhere on the trails in the northwest. Carry bear spray, hike in groups and listen and watch for the signs of bear.
We were fortunate enough not to run into one again this year but we both always carried our bear spray. I don't think you'll need the spray for this momma and cub though.
This is a copy-cat for the mfp SWAT Challenge #116. I'll make the wolf tomorrow and it means I've finally found a use for the footprint stamps I bought last year. I consider that a victory!