As most outdoor enthusiasts will tell you spring and early summer are a time of year that we want to be out and about. But this also means that wildlife is stirring and becoming more active as well, especially bears. This doesn't mean we need to be scared of venturing out in the backcountry, we just need to be more aware and proactive about protecting ourselves when we do go out in the woods. A friend of mine is a writer for the Examiner and recently had a young cinnamon bear literally show up on her back porch which inspired her to write a great article that I'd like to share with you all. She says everything I would, only better so I wont even try to create a blog that will top hers. Enjoy and stay safe!