Charlie V. said:
I was just watching this video of a couple bears following some hikers down the trails, and it got me thinking ... what are the best/craziest animals you've run in to on the trails? And if dangerous, how did you get away?
I was hiking the Middle Slaughter Canyon trail at Carlsbad Canyon
NP when I encountered a Barbary sheep staring at me from a high cliff ledge. He
gave me the evil eye and I stared right back. Then he did something completely
unexpected…he charged me and got real close before he bolted off in another
direction (to my relief.) He was huge and could easily have trampled me…they
are lightning fast. I lost sight of him until half a minute later when I
spotted him and a couple of friends high above at the top of a mountain.