Went to a friend’s ranch a few miles north of Reno, Nev. last weekend.

Went on a hike into the mountains there. The leaves just changing on the oaks, the bare ground visible, accentuating barren desert feel of the land on the east side of the Sierra.

We followed a bear up the hillside, who was eating nothing but acorns. His scat was pure. Marco said it doesn’t smell and it doesn’t. He had gathered a whole bag of it previously to make incense out of – apparently it burns slow and easy. Sounds gross, but it really doesn’t smell, think that has to do with the pure acorn diet.