The second evening in Glacier National Park after a nice dinner at the Many Glacier Lodge—it stays light til about 11 at that time of year—I decided after dinner to hike in to a back country lake and camp.
I got to the lake around 930 and was laying out my bag when I saw, across
Redrock lake, two grizzlies—a momma and her fairly large year old cub—walking down the trail that I had just come up and on which i was now camping.. The wind was at their back so they couldn’t smell me, and they don’t see accurately very far. So I started yelling, “Hey Bear” to make sure I didn’t surprise them. I had left the pepper spray in the car, so I was just hoping that they were on their way through as opposed to looking to stop for dinner.
The problem was that…
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