Dear Ray, congratulations on your accurate placing of pictures in the St Catherine area. I wish many photographers can do the effort. I see pictures of the monastery in places as far as 200 Km away from it !!!
Yes, I went up it in Sept 2008 on a Sunday, met a young grizzly near treeline, about 40-50 ft away. I hadn't been making any noise to warn them as I assumed there were other hikers ahead of me. There were not, but I just spoke slowly to the bear and moved off to the side of the trail, detoured,then continued on up the trail. The bear just watched, didn't bother me. I've met a few grizzlies over the years and so far, so good.
Thanks for the comment Andrew
Katin thank You, im very glad Your like my photos:)
Thanks a lot alkane for the compliment. The job is easy if you have good topographic maps. Otherwise it becomes very burdensome.
Thanks alkane I adjusted it
Vielen Dank souwar. That highway in Morocco is exceptionally scenic