Bear Creek Trail
The following is an adventure that took place in late July , starting out at the Vermilion Resort ( always a treat , good food , wine , cold beer and great people ) . We four wheeled in my Jeep to the diversion dam , and then hiked up the Beer Creek trail , fishing along the way . The weather was cool most every day and rain showers occasionally blessed us .
Our party included myself , Wayne , Mark , and wonder dog Sierra . That's us shown in the first photo below standing in front of my Jeep . Our adventure was a week plus long and we had a ball . We caught fish , met great folks , ate well saw a large bear , and celebrated my seventy fifth birthday .
Sierra always finds friends .
That is Mark a wilderness photographer
and botanist .
Of course Sierra is on duty guarding him .
Sierra always leading the way .
Joe taking a noon nap as usual with Sierra
standing guard .
There is wayne scouting out the trail .
Sierra finds more friends .
This large bear added a lot of excitement
to our our adventure as he appeared to us while
we were fishing the BearCreek .
Wonder dog Sierra gave us a head s up 2 to 3 minutes
before the bear appeared . Good work Sierra.
Wayne and Sierra at work fishing .
Mark crossing stream .
Lou Beverly Lake
JMT couple traveling style.
This couple gave me a beer to celebrate my
75 th birthday .
camped here the night of my birthday
Sierra on night guard duty .
Sierra watching Mark swim
in Sandpiper Lake .
Sierra leading the way home .
Sierra now 2 and 1/2 years old , a daily hiker
did an excellent jof of finding and
breaking trail .
This was her 8th backpacking trip .