Today, while checking trail cameras, I found the most beautiful clip of video. It's our first bear cub sighting of the year! You can watch the video here or at Youtube.
You also saw that a big male is out marking trees. He is Milton, a big male with a white blaze on his chest. It turns out that he's the one with the injured right front leg. You can see him limping on it although it is a bit difficult to pick out. When a bear has just marked a tree, they do a "cowboy walk" afterwards, swinging their hind legs out to the side and stomping the ground as they depart. The cowboy walk is super obvious after Milton marks trees.
I adore our bears, and I was SO thrilled to see the first cub of the year! I also saw one of their foods starting to mature - Pin Cherry blossoms! I think that this summer will be much easier on the bears than last summer, when food was scarce.