By Editor Marianne Lincoln
Last May while driving out to a favorite spot on JBLM for photography (I have a range pass), I saw a large black bear crossing 8th Avenue South. This was about 1000 feet south of the decorated tree for those who know the area. bear crossed the road from east to west. Only a few days before that, my sister, who works at Madigan also spotted one near the East Gate. The one she sighted was not as large.
Of course there are coyotes and many other assorted wild animals out there. Much of the base is wild forest land.
This year JBLM has put out a reminder to beware that there are bears around the base. Please take note.