At the beginning of bear camp my host, Linda Powell from Remington, suggested we get a friendly betting pool going. She came up with the following categories: first bear, largest bear, first color-phase bear and smallest bear and all of us agreed to the wager.

Here are the final results:

First Bear: Linda Powell

Biggest Bear: Linda Powell

First Color-Phase Bear: Linda Powell

Smallest Bear: Linda Powell

A word to the wise: Never bet against Linda Powell.

—John Snow