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Fairfax Ghost Town — Aug 21, 2012 — chilla76
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming | Ripe berries
Issues: Overgrown | Bugs
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WARNING to fellow hikers: We encountered a very UNAFRAID BLACK BEAR!!! My husband and I decided to e...
WARNING to fellow hikers: We encountered a very UNAFRAID BLACK BEAR!!! My husband and I decided to explore the old mining town of Fairfax, WA (now a ghost town) As we reached the foundation of the school's once huge pool, I heard noise to my left (very wooded area) Didn't see anything.....Walked out of foundation, caught sight of a bear about 20-30 feet in front of us....It just stared us down....Don't think it was a good thing...we backed up and made our way out of there. First time I have every seen a bear on any trail, and this one was not afraid!!! I've been told they are terrified of people, but this one was guarding it's territory....Just be careful!
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Mt. Rainier -- NW - Carbon River / Mowich

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