There was still some snow around at the higher elevations.
They don't always go where there are roads.
And even when they do it is not always clear sailing.
There are some lovely places to stay along the way.
Some of the locals are friendly. No, no dear. Don't lick the frog. This is not the 60's anymore.
Others.....not so much.
And the answer to that age old question...Yes a bear does sh*t in the woods!!