I drove 22 miles to a trail this morning and didn't do the hike because the sign said it was a "Bear frequented" area. There was also a handwritten annotation, "Almost Daily - NPS"
One person walked past me and started up. Another pair came down finishing their early hike and reported no bears. I walked back to my car.
Am deep inside my own head again.
Wish the scare tactic signs would distinguish between black bear and grizzly.
Saw a huge bison eating grass by the side of the road. Same area of the park where I almost collided with a bison *in* the road 20 years ago.