Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Bear crossing

Bear crossing sign in northern Michigan

When driving on the way to any adventure travel location, the closer you get, usually the wilder the scenery gets. Scenic drives are great places to spot wildlife even before you get out of the car. Signs on the highway and road kill along the road give a snapshot of the flora of the area you are about to enter. Most of the times it is deer crossing signs and deer that abound along the highways in America.

On my latest road trip it was a bear crossing sign that piqued my interest on the way to Sleeping Bear Dunes. There are not many bears in the the main section of Michigan. They are more likely found in the Upper Peninsula, but this sign is testament that they do exist.

If you go somewhere exotic, you might get to glimpse a sign like this, and if you are really lucky to see the actual animal. The best animal crossing signs I have seen have been moose crossing signs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and panther crossing signs in southern Florida. What is the best animal crossing sign you have seen?

This picture is part of my daily travel photo series. It used to be the photo of the week, but I have decided to make it more regular. A more accurate description of the series would be the photo of the whenever the hell I have time to upload it series. I usually block these posts from my subscribers because I do not want to bludgeon your email inbox too much. Every once in the while I will slip one through and remind readers they can click here to see those posts I do not throttle your yahoo and google accounts with.

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