Well, I have been getting the itch pretty bad. Work has been way too busy and we just got out of yet another excercise with 8 days of 12 hour shifts. I finally got a day off and decided to do some hiking. I have heard a few reports of blackie sightings and saw a few posts on here, but I was not prepared for what I found. I crossed the tracks of 3 different bears, one a sow and cub and then another larger set, and then at the end of the day found this guy. I hiked a total of about 6 miles round trip. I think next time I will head to a huntable area and take a bow or rifle.