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Even this bear thinks the sunrise over Mount Washington is beautiful.

A worker at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire snapped photos of a bear appearing to take in the sunrise on a veranda late last month.

Sam Geesaman, a bellman at the hotel in Bretton Woods, shot the photos after seeing the bear on the eastern veranda of the resort around 5 a.m. June 29, said Craig Clemmer, the hotel’s marketing director.

The bear, Clemmer said, was looking directly at Mount Washington.

“It was not a registered guest,” Clemmer joked.

After snapping the photo, Geesaman shooed the bear away, back into the woods, Clemmer said.

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“Any wildlife wants nothing to do with you,” he said. “If you make a little loud noise, they scamper off into the woods. It’s like a squirrel.

“They really don’t want to interact [with humans],” he said. “It was looking to take in a view and get back to its daily business.”

While the hotel sees its fair share of wildlife — it is surrounded by acres of national forest, Clemmer said — seeing a bear is quite unusual.

“We see all the woodland creatures,” Clemmer said, including deer, moose, fox, and eagles, “but it is slightly unusual for a bear to get up on the veranda.”

Clemmer said the hotel takes precautions to try and keep bears away, including a rule prohibiting food on the veranda.

Since June 29, there have been no other reports of the bear reappearing on the property, he said.

Sam Geesaman, a bellman at the hotel, shot these photos after seeing the bear on the eastern veranda of the resort around 5 a.m. June 29.
Sam Geesaman, a bellman at the hotel, shot these photos after seeing the bear on the eastern veranda of the resort around 5 a.m. June 29.Sam Geesaman/Omni Mount Washington Resort