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Berry Eating Bear near Phelps Lake
My 10 year old son Evan spotted his first bear 10 feet off the trail near the Phelps Lake overlook on the way back from summitting Static Peak. His older brother had walked on by without noticing it a minute earlier. With Evan glued to my leg, I struggled to identify if this was a Black Bear, or a Grizzly. As you can see, it is a Black Bear. Thanks to hiking partner Dennis Goldsmith for taking this shot.

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kamiljammy!

kamil

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You're well jammy its mum wasn't around! :)
Posted Jan 26, 2008 4:51 pm

dhendyRe: jammy!

dhendy

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that is the same park bear that was rooting around in 2008, man they are lazy, I could not even get him or her to look up when going back from death canyon up to the top of the morraine. Park Bear totally.
Posted Dec 16, 2010 3:22 pm

dhendyRe: jammy!

dhendy

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It was in the same spot 10 feet off the trail then too. PARK BEAR!
Posted Dec 16, 2010 3:23 pm

Stu BrandelRe: jammy!

Stu Brandel

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This picture was taken in August 2007 in Death Canyon, so it may be the same bear.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 11:02 am

MarcsoltanOh man!

Marcsoltan

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Coming face to face with a bear. That's a scary thought for me. About a month ago I saw a mama bear and her cub running away
from us. Thank God for mama bear teaching her cub to run away from people.
Happy climbing,
Marc
Posted Dec 9, 2008 2:22 pm

Deltaoperator17Come Here Bear

Deltaoperator17

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Bear, you need a hug, come here and let me share those berries with you...

Looks like in this photo it is a yearling. Still has a mama somewhere close by.... eck!
Posted Feb 3, 2009 3:14 pm

Stu BrandelRe: Come Here Bear

Stu Brandel

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Thanks for the info on the Bear's age. I have no clue about how to age a bear. In my mind the bear is a lot bigger than it looks in this picture - its head sticking up above the bushes gave me quite a start.
Posted Feb 4, 2009 8:49 pm

Deltaoperator17Re: Come Here Bear

Deltaoperator17

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yearlings are not tiny...LOL
Posted Feb 4, 2009 10:12 pm

Tomek Lodowynice youngster

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

and nice encounter ! :)
Posted Nov 26, 2010 6:30 pm

Stu BrandelRe: nice youngster

Stu Brandel

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I obviously need instruction in recognizing bear maturity levels. I could not have told you if he was a youngster or elderly.
Posted Nov 29, 2010 5:24 pm

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on Dec 31, 2007 10:50 pm

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