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agesilaus

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Posted: 07/08/21 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Search on for bear

Outside Glacier is not the best spot to tent camp


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agesilaus wrote:

Search on for bear

Outside Glacier is not the best spot to tent camp


This is 141 miles south of Glacier National Park.


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141 miles is NOT a Glacier grizzly

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I just saw one woman

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2oldman wrote:

I just saw one woman


OK you got me on the case. I went on the mention of the park in the article, but still not a wise area for tent camping.

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"fellow campers in an adjacent tent were able to use bear spray to ward off the estimated 400-pound animal."

Brave fellow campers IMO.


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They can easily run at least 35 mph and are top apex predators. Some folks including a federal judge wants to reestablish them in California, Colorado, etc so I heard a year ago. I never camp or fish or hike where I have to look over my shoulder constantly and always scanning 360 degrees.

I am constantly in black bear country but not concerned as I carry spray and heavy duty iron for. Mountain lions and rattle snakes are more of a threat to my personal safety than black bears IMHO. Never encountered one in many years of outdoor activities in PNW states but prepared for the eventual happening.

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I think I read she was not alone, but alone in the tent. Also something about keeping food in their tent. That's the first rule of tent camping where there could be bears or any wild animals, no food in tent... Too bad she wasn't more aware the precautions.

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There were three people in the party, two in one tent and the woman alone in the other. I did not see anything about food one way or the other.

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NamMedevac 70 wrote:

The poor poor bear was disoriented, hungry, having a bad hair day and as always angry. They can easily run at least 35 mph and are top apex predators. Some folks including a federal judge wants to reestablish them in California, Colorado, etc so I heard a year ago. Kids are like yum yum candy to them I suspect. I never camp or fish or hike where I have to look over my shoulder constantly and always scanning 360 degrees.

I am constantly in black bear country but not concerned as I carry spray and heavy duty iron for. Mountain lions and rattle snakes are more of a threat to my personal safety than black bears IMHO. Never encountered one in many years of outdoor activities in PNW states but prepared for the eventual happening.



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I don't see the humor here. I'm I missing something?

My heart goes out to her family.

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