Well, late this afternoon the clouds piled up and it cooled off enough I braved the heat and went for a run to stretch and relax a little. On the drive to the trailhead I saw a bear run through the woods! Seemed like a good omen. I found myself at the trailhead with no dog leashes or bear spray. Since I was just aiming for a short run, I went ahead and trotted off thinking its only a half hour at most and besides what are the odds I would see another.