The bear featured on the front of the “Wanted” poster in this photo is the same one that almost destroyed the backpack shown here. This past weekend I drove up to Neel’s Gap with the dogs. Someone had placed this display outside the doorway to the Walasi-Yi store, which is located right on the Appalachian Trail. It was a healthy reminder that bears actually do live in the national forest! Recently, I have felt hesitant to take a few trails that seemed a little too dense with undergrowth, especially with Cocoa Joy and Chip (who seems to know no fear) along.