Bear Valley lives up to its name.

We've been wondering if the McHugh Creek forest fire just south of us might drive any animals into our valley, and maybe it did.  Happened to look outside at just the right moment this morning to see a brown bear casually walking through the front yard.  We've seen a lot of black bears right around the house over the years, but never had a brown in the yard before.  Pretty cool.  Click images to view fullscreen.