Late into our hike we encountered a hiker going the opposite direction. He seemed a bit eccentric. We told him about the bear, but I don't think he believed us. After watching through our binoculars he informed us that the bear was probably Scarface. We had great fun talking about the bear once he had that exciting name.
As I thought about this later it didn't feel quite right, so I asked a park ranger and was told Scarface had died years earlier. Oh well...maybe the one we saw was Son of Scarface... ha! Lesson learned...don't believe everything you hear from eccentric hikers!