This isn't the bear i originally saw when i was walking my dogs. The one i saw was cinnamon and huge! This one in the pic is about 5-1/2 feet tall. My neighbor saw the cinnamon bear in their yard yesterday. He also agree's it goes around 400 plus pounds! I'll gladly take either bear come next month.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....