We just got home from hiking at Monrovia Canyon Park. It was a very nice time despite the muggy weather. The trail was only about 3/4 mile, ending at a small waterfall. Below are a few photos.
We had to be careful because there was a lot of poison oak and poison ivy on the edges of the trail.
After our hike, we had lunch at the picnic area. There were a few families doing the same. When we had finished eating, we heard Dani yell, “There’s a bear.” Sure enough, down by the flimsy fence acting as a perimeter for the picnic area was a young brown bear. The family nearest the bear got up in shock. And then Christopher, our youngest, runs at full speed towards the bear. We started yelling, “Chris, get back here!” And he yells back, “It’s okay, there’s a fence.”
What he didn’t know was that there was a hole in the fence about six feet from where the bear was. I was able to get a video clip of the bear coming through the fence. That’s when Chris panicked and started running away. So in the clip you can hear people telling him to stop running.
The bear was only interested in rummaging through the trash and eventually made its way across the parking lot and into another area of the woods.
What a fun and exciting day!