I had stopped to take “The pause that refreshes” quite close to the channel between Big and Little Bass Lake when I glanced briefly behind me and noticed these bear tracks.  Once done I whipped out my camera and took this picture.  Then I happened to look up and not more han fifty feet away was  bear!

I darted to my awaiting boat and shoved off hurriedly.  Giving the motor a yank I sped off faster than lightning,  When I glanced back the bear was gone.  But let me tell you one thing.  I now fully know why they make adult diapers.  Need I make myself any clearer than that?