do "tomatoes" count?
tomatoes are from the genus lycopersicon (nightshade family) and aren't endemic to the carolinas; moreover, they are examples of flora, not fauna, stephen. if by tomatoes you are referring to the extreme tomato, j.l., then yes, such a sighting totally counts!sjanes said:do "tomatoes" count?
thanks, eric; this story is exactly what i was hoping for! your contribution to this fledgling thread is analogous to your contributions to adventure riding in western north carolina in general... pioneering and rad! thanks! i'd love to hear more; if you want to write, i want to read!pisgahproductions said:My wife and I were on our first overnight Pisgah ride and we saw a total of four bears in one day. Our route to the first two: from Bent Creek->5000->Spencer->Trace->1206->Laurel->Pilot... at the quad-switchback I came to a stop to wait for Erinna (who wasn't cleaning switchbacks at the time) and two baby bears ran up the tree right above the rock everyone stops at to enjoy the view, about 25 feet away from me. Erinna got there, I pointed them out to her and without missing a beat she asked with wide eyes 'Where's Mama?' 'I don't know.' Then we took off and she cleaned all the switchbacks all the way to the second overlook
The route continued Pilot->1206->276->477->Club Gap. We had gotten a late start so we went looking for a place to pitch the tent and were walking on the bottom of Club near the Pink Beds and a big bear stepped onto the trail ahead of us. It didn't see us and was walking away. A moment later a second MUCH LARGER bear stepped up onto the trail and I screamed out loud like a little girl.It must have been over 300 pounds. The bears ran away and my dignity was more than a little bruised.....
I've got novels worth of stories. Rattlesnakes? Bobcats? want more?
Holy crap Ben! Were you on the bobcat ride? Man, I need to start writing this stuff down.redriderbb said:rippin' bennertt, make the turn before the drop...three huntin' dogz pop out of the rhodo on the right...bust out front and hit fifth gear..they ALL hit the big side...Brapppoowwooww meant new things to me after that. Ask Eric about the really big house cat in North Mills near the Hendo Reso. Wink!