Not long ago, Canadian adventurer and blogger Clayton Kessler requested to interview me for his site, TracksAndTrails.ca. I humbly obliged. Here’s a snippet:
Can you share any unique encounters with wild animals?
In 2001, I was camping by myself in California’s San Gorgonio Wilderness and was attacked by a bear. At two o’clock in the morning, I woke up to hear something sniffing around outside my one-man tent. A moment later, my tent was shaking violently from side to side… while I was in it! I yelled and the attacker scampered away back into the woods, each heavy footstep bring down my heart rate. When I couldn’t hear any more footsteps, I turned in my tent to notice that the bear had made two perfect crescent-shaped bite marks in my tent’s rain fly just above my neck. Needless to say, I had a hard time going back to sleep. I hold no grudges towards bears and have encountered many since without incident.
You can read the full interview over at TracksAndTrails.ca.