(by Bryce Bare)Harper and I loaded the truck with our binos and steak and headed for 23-South. We put in 8 hours of hard glassing between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. We took a few breaks from the glass to call and hike. We ended our day Saturday without seeing a bear. Most of our time was spent at 5000ft
and the pears are certainly not ripe at that elevation. We saw some incredible country that I insist will produce a bear at some point this fall. It was hot and humid... the gnats were terrible... the snakes were out... and the country brutal. Hunting the Sierra Anchas in August is not for the faint of heart.