Summer of the Bear

It was the summer of the bear. We saw eight black bears (Ursus Americanus) on our Continental Divide Trail trip: one each in the Gila Wilderness (NM), San Juan Mountains (NM), Cochetopa Hills (CO), Never Summer Mountains (CO) and a mother with three cubs in the Centennial Mountains (MT). We also saw one grizzly bear (Ursus Arctos) in Glacier National Park (MT), pictured here feeding in the middle of the trail. After the trip, we saw 2 more black bears in Glacier, and a mother grizzle with two cubs in Grand Teton National Park (WY) and then a black bear mama with two cubs in Rocky Mountain National Park (CO). Then, the other day in the biathlon race at Snow Mountain Ranch (CO) there was a black bear crossing the trail on the 4th lap. Altogether 18 bears, none of them aggressive or wanting anything but to get away and eat berries and roots. Have a good winter sleep bears of the Rocky Mountains and thanks for making the summer amazing and wild. 🐾🐻🏔

One Reply to “Summer of the Bear”

  1. 18 bears. And not one aggressive. They know you as kindred spirits, I figure, full of respect for the earth and all her riches – and the bears, too. Love this. Thank you for posting.


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