Is this really happening? I figured all my lucky charms were cashed in for the day. Here you go, sonny. Looking forward to the book. I was crossing the bench through the buffalo berry and almost to the lip of the scarp when I noticed movement in my periphery. Mary Sojourner writes from the ragged perimeters of desert, mountains and the lost human heart.
The bear showed no fear of us or the shotgun we attempted to scare it with, but also no where near the aggression that it showed Johnathan.
Hand to Hand Combat with a Bear
As it turned, I turned with it to keep its head to my front, constantly throwing punches. Once I returned to a semblance of normal, I decided not to tempt the fates further by running Portage Chute. I let him have it, heaving the rock with all my might. The bear swats you down and breaks your back. I ended it, taking several quick steps backwards to the lip of the ledge, then whirled and bounded down the wall with the speed of a mountain goat, but not the agility. A bit like Hemingway, but more virile.