Another incomplete North America National Park visit in the books. Still, no bears. Just like with the elusive sea turtle after hundreds of snorkeling sessions (ok, more like 15), this is starting to feel personal. We even got stuck on two “Bear Jams” between Yosemite and Banff and nada. A Bear Jam is when traffic builds up on a road because bears were spotted. Its the National Park version of a NYC accident on the other side of the highway.
Since I live close to Jersey, I might as well try to spot them there since they are everywhere apparently. Bear population is so high in Jersey, hunters can now hunt for bears in December, a la The Purge: The Jersey bears addition. Thats why in Yosemite we were confused at first about the “Speeding Kills Bears” signs randomly placed on the main roads. Are we supposed to slow down, or speed?
Here are some pics. Click to view