A couple weekends ago we camped at Aster Lake on our way to Warrior Mountain. We liked it so much we went back, this weekend lighter and faster, to tag Warrior’s neighbor, Mount Cordonnier.
Much of the snow had melted, and the midsummer flowers were in full bouquet.
After our summit we returned to our tent for siesta in the hot early evening. “Are there people in this tent,” we heard someone say. “Yep,” Bert poked his head out of the tent flap. “Just letting you know there’s a grizzly on the green right over there…”
Oh, shoot. We quickly headed out of the tent, bear spray in hand, and from some distance away watched the grizzly dig a great big hole with great energy, before eventually wandering off. All in all we got a couple visits from grizzlies and a fat marmot.