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Sequoia
updated: Nov 08, 2012, 3:57 PM

By RdH

I took a quick trip to Sequoia National Park to explore whatever fall colors still remained. I did not find any large stands or groves of deciduous trees but here and there individual trees were still in bright, vibrant colors. And I had a close encounter with a small, cuddly Brown Bear. The river images are of the Kaweah River, not much flow this time of the year.

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 COMMENT 340715 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 04:19 PM

Despite its color that is a Black Bear. There are no Brown Bears (Grizzlies) in California any longer.

 

 COMMENT 340723 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 04:28 PM

Awww. The bear looks so fluffy. I want to cuddle it! I'm sure it'd turn out fine.

 

 COMMENT 340724 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 04:29 PM

Wow, what a great shot of a bear. Looks hot, like he/she is trying to fit into that small bit of shade. I didn't know they were so fluffy, either-- I thought being outside all the time they'd have little knots and tangles all through their fur.

 

 SBSURFERLIFE agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 04:35 PM

haha @ 723

 

 COMMENT 340801 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 08:15 PM

Never get in between a mother bear and its cub.
That is when they get very protective, other than that they are not that aggressive.
I speak from experience. I have encountered many black bear in my time.
I love bear!

 

 SEEDLADY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 10:10 PM

Cuddly till you watch them tear your pack apart... Lovely in 3 Rivers, thanks for the shots. Were the dogwoods still in color up in the park?

 

 BULLSEYEB agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 10:56 PM

Looks like Yogi has his winter coat on!

I love the second to the last picture! Heck, they are all great shots!

Thanks for sharing!

 

 COMMENT 340912 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:45 AM

Thank you for the corrections on the proper name of this bear--I actually saw a second one shortly after deep in the woods and it was very black.

 

 COMMENT 340932 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 09:24 AM

Sequoia and Kings Canyon - both favorite places in Central California! We really have it all, don't we, from the sea to the Sierra!

 

 COMMENT 340975 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 10:35 AM

PLEASE be careful when around baby bears. You can be attacked in seconds and in a stealth mode, before you even realize what is happening. ~ Wonderful share. Thanks!

 

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