We are fortunate to live within a block of the Trans Canada Trail. Whenever we get on our bikes we automatically head towards the trail. Now that my daughters are older we venture further and further down the trail. Although there is no traffic to worry about, in the back of my mind, I am always thinking about bears.
There have been several sightings of bears on the trail in this area in the past few years. My sister carries a bear bell with her after her husband had an encounter with a black bear while walking his dog near their home. A great story but very frightening experience. I often wonder how I would react if I came upon one. Let's hope I never have to find out. I know from his experience how I am supposed to react but when faced with a bear who knows what one would do. Maybe I should get me one of those there bear bells.