Wallowa county, OR
Nearest town: Joseph
Nearest road: Hurricane Creek
Time: late afternoon
Location: While driving toward town from the wilderness area, I witnessed what I thought at the time was a large 6- to 7-foot bear walking quickly out of the wooded area, crossing the road about 60 feet ahead, going toward the creek, which was also heavily wooded. I am a city boy and did not realize bears do not walk upright on two feet as Yogi does. Looking back I have to wonder what that creature was.
Description of event: As above. Also it turned head toward auto.
record updated:2009-11-23 00:24:37