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Scary lesson

Rule No. 1: Don’t feed a bear

Wilderness encounter a scary but educational experience

Gazette reporter Ned Campbell and his girlfriend, Keshia Clukey, are pictured near the top of Phelps Mountain on Aug. 11, the day after an encounter with a bear.
Photographer: Ned Campbell
Gazette reporter Ned Campbell and his girlfriend, Keshia Clukey, are pictured near the top of Phelps Mountain on Aug. 11, the day after an encounter with a bear.
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I’m crouched in a tent peeking through a zipped-up screen, shaking. At my side, my girlfriend, Keshia, is doing the same. If she expects me to be any match for the bear outside our tent, she’s wrong. Moments ago, a black bear, about as tall on all fours as my Hyundai Accent, had come hulking through the woods within 100 feet of our campsite near Marcy Dam in the Adirondack High Peaks. We had hiked ...


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rstellrecht
August 29, 2014
10:45 a.m.

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Enjoyable read. Good story.

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