Here are two pictures of the bear tracks going across the new path.
You'll have to trust me on this because they really don't show up well in pictures. I tried to outline the bigger track to illuminate the print for you, but it still looks like... mud.
While we were all looking down at the fresh tracks, we heard a sound in the woods. Joe Houndog was lurking, as per his usual manner.
I will leave you to draw your own conclusions about what happened to my heart rate when I realized an animal was in the underbrush next to the bear prints.