This is the first time I've seen a bear on a trail I'm hiking. This is a cinnamon colored black bear who acted like we weren't there after he looked right up at us. We backed off and waited for him to waddle off in the opposite direction.
Osprey Falls: I did this hike last year earlier in the season and there was so much water in the river from the snow melt that I couldn't get close enough to take a picture without my camera getting soaked. This time, Elizabeth and I were able to enjoy a nice, long lunch at the base of the falls while feeling a slight mist. It was just enough to keep us cool but not soaked!