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2017 Tahoe Chill Report

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:14 pm
by RocklinMike
First off. kudos and many thanks to Lynell, Jenny, Jack and Gordy for an excellent "Chill".
The food was excellent. The Rum Cake rocked and was nearly consumed when one of the local bears, (Hello Bear) decided to pay us a visit for a piece of the cake. No joke, this rascal had to go 300 lbs. and was not at all impressed with our blinding flashlights and our yelling and screaming at him. After we were all hoarse and our flashlight batteries were dying he decided the cake wasn't worth the effort and let us be.
Friday night was reasonably uneventful and pretty quite for the most part but, Sat. night was lively to say the least. Car alarms, read: Bears alarms, along with alot of yelling went on seemingly forever.
Then......it was time for the Coyotes to start in! Packs of rabid, salivating, (makes for a good story huh?)
started their howling and yapping throughout the night. All this action really screwed up my sleep pattern.
The 2nd Lady was pretty much oblivious too it all as she was SURE I would handle these invading marauders.
A weekend for the ages. The bear (Hello Bear) will grow in size as the years go by, but one thing is for sure.
Great food, great company and a grand time was had by all. I'm bringin ear buds next year! I hate car alarms. See ya all there! :lol:

Re: 2017 Tahoe Chill Report

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:30 pm
by Just Bob
Didn't happen if there are no pictures.......I think I am the only one who did not see the bears, Terri was wondering how come I was never around when the bears were there..... :lol:

2017 Tahoe Chill Report

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:20 am
by jack
Rick got up from the campfire to get something from his tent, took a few steps toward Just Bob's palace on his way to his tent, and said (in a surprisingly normal voice) "Hello Bear." A minute or two later Hello Bear emerged from the bushes behind our campsite and had a bead on the rum cake and cookies. RCB'ers are not going to let some interloper grab our sweets, and Hello Bear though better of tangling with a group of old farts who were defending their treats.

Ernesto was quick enough to get this photo.

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2017 Tahoe Chill Report

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:33 am
by jack
After some reflection, the bears really are not interested in we humans. Our food is a different issue. The lesson from the experience is to put food into the bear boxes (which we were) as soon as no one is eating it (which we didn't Saturday night with the sweets). Cars are not a substitute for bear boxes - the reason for the car alarms going off.

Here is our Buddy wandering through our campsite because there was no food out of the bear boxes. Courtesy of Ernesto who was up early.

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Re: 2017 Tahoe Chill Report

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:46 pm
by RocklinMike
Actually, I believe many times the car alarms are intended to irritate the bruin with auditory overload and direct him/her to our campsites. Not sure about the Coyotes.

Re: 2017 Tahoe Chill Report

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:15 pm
by jack
Coyotes were howlin' for a ride in the Slingshot.

Re: 2017 Tahoe Chill Report

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:33 pm
by RocklinMike
Roxanne wouldn't let them use her helmet.