Ironically enough, I was on my way back from a backpacking excursion this morning and I encountered a large Brown Bear heading my direction on the trail I was using. I was armed with the 10mm and my can of UDAP at the time. I clanked my treking poles and yelled at him to let him know I was there and he stopped, looked, and turned around and galloped away. A short time later I saw him climb this mountain in like a minute when it would have taken me about an hour.
I have been charged by moose about 7 times but never by bears. I am glad this one was another non incident...
Peace through superior firepower
"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed.