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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Close encounter with a bruin

One thing about Winslow Hill you are pretty much guaranteed to see wildlife and it's not always elk.  Recently we were prowling around up on the hill in search of our world famous elk herd.  Sure we saw lots of elk and surprisingly enough we even saw some deer.  This night we were treated to getting up close and personal with a big old Black Bear.  He tried his best to be uncooperative as far as getting his picture taken but we persevered and got off several shots.  For several minutes we played cat and mouse as we fought for position trying for a clear shot.  Whenever we would Zig, he would Zag and we feared he may tire of this game and get a bit nasty.  Fortunately we didn't end up bear bait and somehow got into a position that provided a great shot.  It was quite unnerving looking through that telephoto lens as it made him look like he could actually take a swipe at us with his claws.  After firing off several shots we made a quick retreat for safety and let Mr Bear alone to do what bears do.

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