I’ve been in the field a number of times scouting new destinations. This trip in early October to Sucker Brook and Desolate Brook on the south end of Pharoah Lake was especially nice. There was bear sign throughout the early section of the trail. White oak branches littered the trail, accompanied by ample bear scats of all different descriptions. The bears had chewed the beefy acorns and spit out the hulls like pistachio shells.