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Bear Sightings

Sean from Maryland on 7/27/2011 2:34:26 PM:
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that there has been frequent bear sightings on the trail in the area between Little Orleans to Paw Paw. If you camp in this area take the typical precautions with your food. Also, don't toss food to the bears and encourage them. One bear is a good size, perhaps 7 foot. Generally these bears run off if they hear you approaching. No reports of aggressiveness to date. The C&O Rangers are aware of them. Happy Trails!

James from Monkton, MD on 8/3/2011 1:45:19 PM:
Thanks for the heads up. I was speaking with a Ranger who was on patrol along the river and he pased on the same information to me.