Five Things You Need to Know Today: August 5

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Bear Spray Mandatory on Banff Trail For the first time in a national park, Parks Canada has mandated that until September 15 hikers on the popular Lake Minnewanka Trail in Banff National Park must travel […]

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Bare Facts on Bears

Grizzly Bear Kills Hiker in Yellowstone National Park A couple’s hike off South Rim Drive, south of Canyon Village and east of the park’s Grand Loop Road, Wednesday (July 6) morning, turned tragic when they surprised a grizzly bear sow and her cubs. Brian Matayoshi, 57, of Torrance, California, was hiking with his wife, Marylyn, […]

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Are You Bear Aware?

Wildlife is a huge part of the mountain and wilderness regions of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Alaska, Alberta, and British Columbia. Deep snowpack, more grizzlies Numerous encounters between grizzly bears and humans have been reported this spring, attributed to a growing bear population stuck in the low country as a result of the deep snowpack. […]

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