I totally hear you, I am also up and out at the crack of dawn. I've been waiting longer to go out but then I start running late for work. I don't have bears or coyote's but since it is hunting season I have to be aware of that. Over the years I've heard of the lone jogger or something getting attached by a pyscho or such, glad I always have a dog or 3 with me. I've just started heading back into the trails so I don't have to worry about a car or truck hitting us.
What about a loud sound to scare off anything out there?
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