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how close was the bear?

we once were maybe 10 feet away from one, while in our car, in the rocky mountains, and he got up on his hind legs and roared. shared the shit out of us.

Burly gay guys can be scary.
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reported for bigot !
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I like my new home.
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congrats on the new place Stephen.
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Congrats on the new house..smile.gif
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how close was the bear?

we once were maybe 10 feet away from one, while in our car, in the rocky mountains, and he got up on his hind legs and roared. shared the shit out of us.

Pretty close, but scooting across the road away from us and didn't seem to see us. More than close enough for me.
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Burly gay guys can be scary.

This one was OK. Let me know how you like the pics.
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This one was OK. Let me know how you like the pics.

What pics?


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reported for bigot !


But it was right there shog[1].gif


You shouldn't be scared, he was probably just a lumberjack, the correct approach would have been, "hello sir, you are not my type and I don't think my wife would like it."
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Pretty close, but scooting across the road away from us and didn't seem to see us. More than close enough for me.

i am glad he did not eat you.
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What pics?
Joak.
There are pictures of me with my shirt off (I'm not particularly burly), but most of them just look like this.


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i am glad he did not eat you.
Thank you!
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well, those are certainly important lessons.

your mention of smores reminds me of the sandlot. which reminds me, i cant wait to watch that with my son. one of my fave childhood movie all time. he is really getting into sports lately and i think in a year or so he will really enjoy watching it with me.

They are important, especially because he, like his father, likes burned marshmallows. This means they're quite hot.

Loved The Sandlot. Now I'm looking forward to that, as well.

Also, now I want s'mores again. I'm pretty sure we still have enough materials left over to make that happen. Might have to get on that this evening.
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Camping in King's Canyon/Sequoia National Parks this weekend. Saw a bear and some other critters but didn't shoot any, except with a camera. Parks seemed fairly empty - perhaps because of the lingering impact of the government shutdown - thanks dysfunctional pols! Hiked for about six hours Saturday without seeing another person except in the first ten and last ten minutes. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

This sounds awesome. Definitely more rugged than what we did, but we'll work up to it as the kid(s) get(s) older.

Do you carry bear spray? There's an area I was told about that's supposed to be great for camping, and it's not supposed to be super common to see bears there, but it's not outside the realm of possibility. That being the case, I've debated whether I ought to carry some when I finally get up there.
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They are important, especially because he, like his father, likes burned marshmallows. This means they're quite hot.
Loved The Sandlot. Now I'm looking forward to that, as well.
Also, now I want s'mores again. I'm pretty sure we still have enough materials left over to make that happen. Might have to get on that this evening.
This sounds awesome. Definitely more rugged than what we did, but we'll work up to it as the kid(s) get(s) older.

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glad to share the sandlot love.

now i want smores too. ffffuuuu.gif
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They are important, especially because he, like his father, likes burned marshmallows. This means they're quite hot.

Loved The Sandlot. Now I'm looking forward to that, as well.

Also, now I want s'mores again. I'm pretty sure we still have enough materials left over to make that happen. Might have to get on that this evening.
This sounds awesome. Definitely more rugged than what we did, but we'll work up to it as the kid(s) get(s) older.

Do you carry bear spray? There's an area I was told about that's supposed to be great for camping, and it's not supposed to be super common to see bears there, but it's not outside the realm of possibility. That being the case, I've debated whether I ought to carry some when I finally get up there.

Did not take bear spray this trip. Also, it was not that rugged. We ended up getting a cabin (no running water, but an awesome wood stove). It was a short, impromptu trip, so it was easier to go that route than to scramble to make sure I had all my tent-camping gear together. (Also, while the lady friend who went with me is an experienced camper, there's something to be said on a camping date for a bed, roof, and wood-burning-stove.)

When I've done actual tent camping trips in bear areas, I have taken spray. Have never needed it, but it just seems like one of those better-safe-than-sorry things.
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What pics?
Joak.
There are pictures of me with my shirt off (I'm not particularly burly), but most of them just look like this.


Okay, I was thinking oh shit someone's going to pm me nudes of fat hairy dudes.
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my elderly father, who is hard of hearing, has always had a difficult time with automated telephone prompts. especially with the kind that have you input numbers on the phone ("For english press 1").

it was always a horror show/amusing to listen to him yell at the phone when calling customer service. it usually ended in him swearing loudly and just hanging up (then looking around for someone help him make the call).

it makes me happy to see him call now because most of the time its the automated computer that actually asks and listens for responses ("In a short phrase, state your problem" to where he'll respond with something like "I WANT TO RENEW MY SUBSCRIPTION TO GUNS AND AMMO"

he'll still yell his ass off at the phone (in filipino accented english), but now he can get through a call with the computer by answering with his angry assed yells, or eventually get connected with an actual human from customer service (to where he instantly turns into the nicest man ever and stops yelling and can suddenly hear again).

bad hearing runs on my fathers side of the family and has afflicted my siblings and I, holidays are usually happy yell-fests.
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