Spent the Independence Day weekend at the cabin. We took some jeep rides around to the rim of Kings Canyon. Spectacular. Also visited some meadows in the 7000 to 8000 foot range. Walked up on a large bear in one of them. It was really a sight to see him take off running accross the wet, spongy meadow, leaving a furrow in his wake. The fat rolled under his glossy coat, and he looked really healthy. This is the second year in a row I’ve seen bears at this particular complex of meadows. I’ll be going back during bear season!