Remember back in July when we tried to go to the pithouse/beaver lodge? Well that hike was canceled due to a large bear that crashed away in the bush as we arrived. But we thought we would try again later, when the bears are down by the rivers, glutting themselves on the spawning salmon. So yesterday, we drove up the North road again and headed into the bush. Armed with bear spray and a plan, we set out, two women, four children, and a dog. Ears and eyes peeled. The dog went ahead to flush out any possible ursine loiterers.