We were driving along a side road coming back to the cabin when there was a minor road block. I thought, "No, not another big elk in town," but it turned out to be a large black bear that was up in a tree right by the road. The in-town bears apparently spend the days in a tree and come out at night to forage for food. It has become a local problem as two bears have been "put down" recently for being nuisances and it was purportedly because the locals, both home owners and businesses had not bear proofed their trash. This bear was certainly a treat for us. He moved around a lot but made no effort to come down.