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 […]
Close Encounters of the Bear Kind
Maneater Visits the RMKK People
This is no pansy-assed black bear! Your worst nightmare, this large male grizzly (ursus horribilis), guards the RMKK People’s yard.
Living in Bear Country – Buck’s Hide and Head Go Missing
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 […]
Bear Fattens up on Grouse!
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 […]
Glacier National Park – See the Sights Before the Sun Sets
“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 […]
Grizzly Bear Kills Yellowstone Hiker
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 […]
Cycling Adventure in Glacier National Park – Hikers, Bikers, and Bears!
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 […]
Bear Attack at Soda Butte Campground Kills Michigan Man
Camping isn’t for the faint of heart. There is the possibility that you’ll have to do your duty in some vile scented pit toilet, wash your dishes in some potty like contraption, or even get mutilated by a bear. We enjoy camping in Many Glacier and are aware of bear attacks. This picture shows one of our campsites […]
Jack Hanna Sprays GRIZZLY BEAR with Pepper Spray!
It was around 5:30 a.m. and I had just rolled over to the side of the bed with the window fan so I could feel the breeze when David came in and told me that Jack Hanna, the famous zookeeper, had sprayed a bear on the Grinnell trail. My early bird husband probably didn’t notice, but […]