The Los Osos Bear

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The Los Osos bear stands guard over the people of Los Osos, California.  It is said if you come to town without a smile the bear will hunt you down and tickle you to death. 

Truthfully, the bear is a symbol for the Spanish name for the wonderful town nestled at the foot of the large hills which separate the actual town from the great Pacific Ocean.

The last time we were in Los Osos I couldn't get a picture of the bear so I went back and walked to a spot where I could get a good picture of the grand old bear. 

It is also said that many bears roamed the hill sides until the presence of people and hunting ended their rule of the country side. 

Today all that is left of the bear is this statue.  A great statue it is and when you visit the town you can't miss this creature.  It is as if he/she, I am not sure what gender the bear is but I always look for the bear when I visit the town.

If you want a picture of the Los Osos bear you have to stop on the side of the road, with not shoulder, or going into town there is a road about 100 yards from the bear.  Turn left, park and walk up a little path and take the picture.  Be careful, there is a lot of traffic on the road.

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Let's remember the Los Osos bear.  Today, we take a moment or a pause in silence and remember the bear population which inhabited this area of our world.  The Valley of the Bears or Los Osos is one great town to visit while your on vacation on the Central Coast of California.

According to Wikipedia "The area was home to the Native American Chumash were the first inhabitants of the local area. These peoples relied partially on the harvesting of fish and shellfish (e.g. Macoma nasuta) from Morro Bay. There is a large Chumash archaeological site on a stabilized sand dune in Los Osos dating to at least as early as 1200 AD.[3] Cabrillo first encountered the Chumash in the year 1542"  For more information about the history of the town and area Los Osos Bear Click Here.

While we are talking about this area of the central coast let me mention give you a little more interesting information and links from wikipedia,  Los Osos serves as the entrance to Montaña de Oro State Park. Los Osos Valley Road reaches the coast at the south end of Estero Bay and continues south into the state park. Morro Bay State Park borders the northeast of the town. South Bay Boulevard travels through the middle of the park after it leaves Los Osos.

If you like to camp Montana de Oro State Park is a wonderful place to camp. For camping equipment click on the banner.

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CCTAdventures also provides a psychological travel planner which you need to read while planning a trip.  For more information click on this link,
Travel Tips - Psychological Planner.

Planning a visit to the central coast use Kayak to book your hotel or air flight to the central coast. 

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