No sooner had Mallory come inside from cleaning up the garage when she spotted a large dark animal on the lawn. Processing that it was not a deer, she announced that there was a bear in our yard. I glanced out of the window, and saw the bear standing under a tree approximately 15 feet […]
This is no pansy-assed black bear! Your worst nightmare, this large male grizzly (ursus horribilis), guards the RMKK People’s yard.
While at the kitchen sink, I saw a stellar jay with a chunk of something in its mouth. Looking towards the barrel, where Buck’s head was (thinking the jay was stealing some meat), I saw that the head was gone. Upon further investigation, Buck’s hide (that was in another barrel close to the house) was […]
The air is cool, the leaves are changing and the bears are fattening. Fattening up with grouse that is! Lurking in the dark about 50 feet down the hill from our house, this black bear came for a visit one night to feast on the grouse that came crashing into our window a couple of […]
“Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent.” –George Bird Grinnell, “Father” of Glacier National Park. One of the wonderful things about living in Kalispell, Montana is its proximity to Glacier National Park. We can get ready, leave in mid-afternoon, see […]
Upon hearing the story of Erin Bolster and her spirited horse Tonk charging a grizzly to save an 8 year old boy from imminent danger while on a trail ride in the Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park, I thought of my brave little girl Eileen and our intrepid trail guide Esther. I’m sorry […]
On Wednesday, a 57 year old man who was hiking with his wife in Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry was killed by a grizzly bear. Considering that we go hiking in grizzly country ourselves, David remarked that no one had called to ask if he was the victim. Someone once asked him, “Did you ever notice […]
While plowing progresses on the upper reaches of The Going to the Sun Road, vehicular traffic is stopped at Avalanche. This leaves the road to hikers, bikers and bears!” This having been my first bike ride on the Going to the Sun Road, I wasn’t sure what to expect as the road can be deceptively […]