July 14, 2017
Got your attention. Seems bears are the new sharks. We are in Glacier National Park. All anyone wants to know is “seen any bears”? Nope, not yet.
All the Rangers talk about are bears. Got bear spray? Know how to use it? Can you tell a Grizzly from a Black Bear? A few weeks ago, one of their own was killed by a bear. Apparently he surprised a bear on his mountain bike (the ranger was on the bike). On our way here we camped south of Bozeman along the Gallitan River. That campground had a bear trap, complete with crime scene tape. Seems they had their own “nuisance” black bear.
Leslie is obsessed, dreams of Grizzly Bears and is becoming an expert on bear behavior.
Lucky for me I’ve seen one up close, right here in Glacier, right here in this campground (https://findlarry.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/so-there-i-was/) and don’t feel the need to see another. I can focus on important things like huckleberry pie, fishing and sightseeing.
Besides I think the bears are busy focusing on honey and their own hundred acre woods.