A listener writes “So me, my dad and my brother were on a 4 day backpacking trip in the heart of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon. It is a 7 mile hike.
We had a good time the four days that we were down in the bottom were our camp was. On the day that we hiked out is when I had my encounter I guess you could call It. We were about 1 mile from the truck and the area that I was in was a high alpine forest dry and arid. I had walked into a small clearing and to my right I heard loud crashing and breaking of large branches.
I was carrying my 6.5 Creedmoor Because I also had a bear tag for in there. Anyways I heard these loud crashes and then I heard it grunt kind of. At this point I was standing in the middle of the about 30 yard wide clearing.
It is important to mention that my dad and brother were about 700 yard in front of me too far to hear them or see them so I was alone.
So after the noises these fist sized rocks started flying over the tree line and it threw about 4 and none of them hit me. But at that point the almost primal fear kicked in like you talk about on your show.so after that I got the heck out of there. I caught up with my family and that was it.”
Short and sweet. Glad you’re okay, be careful out there and always watch your surroundings.