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Kootenay National Park: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

This is a story shared by one of our readers who did not leave his/her name. Thank you for your contribution! On Monday, September 16th 2013, we pulled into the parking lot by the kindersley/sinclair loop trail head. A couple from Montreal asked if they could hike with my buddy and I. We agreed, introduced […]

What You Should Never Do If You Encounter a Grizzly Bear

A group of hikers along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park encounter a grizzly bear. No big deal. You encounter grizzly bears often in Glacier National Park. After all, it is prime grizzly bear habitat. However, the video below is a lesson in how you should NEVER react if you bump into a grizzly […]

Seeing a Grizzly Bear in Jackson Hole's Paintbrush Canyon

During August 2010, I was in Jackson Hole supporting a relay for life American Cancer Society Fund raising event. Since I was going to be in Jackson Hole,

My Black Bear Encounter In Yosemite National Park

My son (aged 11) and I were hiking overland (no trail) in Yosemite National Park some years ago. We emerged from a stand of pines into a small meadow to

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Grizzly Bear Encounters & Stories

Read stories of hikers who have encountered Grizzly Bears in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park – Or share your own!

Our Grizzly Bear Encounter While Hiking Avalanche Lake in Glacier

My wife and I were staying in East Glacier, finishing our vacation the next day so we decided on one more hike on June 28. Going to the Sun Road was

Grizzly Bear Encounter August 31, 2010 on Iceberg Lake Trail in Glacier Natl Park

Four of us were hiking to Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park on August 31, 2010, a short distance from the Ptarmigan Lake trail junction, and encountered

Grizzly Bear Encounter at Avalanche Chute, Kootenay National Park

I was hiking up a gentle sloped trail in May with my 27 and 29 year old daughters. I guess we must have gained a lot of altitude because we came to a

Colorado is Grizzly Bear Habitat: Yes, Grizzly Bears Live in Colorado

Don’t believe that the southern rockies are not grizzly bear habitat In 1997 while on a trip through La Manga Pass in southern Colorado, I spotted a

Highline Trail & Grinnell Glacier Grizzly Bear Encounters

Read stories of hikers who have encountered Grizzly Bears while hiking the Highline Trail & Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park