Mount Sarrail, Kananaskis Provincial Park/Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Canadian Rockies, August, 2008.
Dow Williams
on Nov 16, 2008 2:08 pm
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 463812


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Deltaoperator17 - Nov 16, 2008 2:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks Close

Is the Bear hiking with you? Looks very close. Neat pic.



Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Nov 16, 2008 2:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks Close

hey Steve....berry season, they are normally so preoccupied, they don't pay us a huge amount of attention....I have lost a friend to a grizzly attack, so I am still cautious but always enjoy my exposure to them just the same..the wildest thing this day for us was turning back once we ascended the col below the massive northeast buttress and noticed one of several moose we stirred up in the morning crossing the chilly Rawson Lake....that was a serious swim, but she made it look like a piece of have to look in one of my photos here close to see it...cheers


rpc - Nov 17, 2008 1:24 am - Voted 10/10

very cool Dow

talk about a close encounter!!

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Nov 17, 2008 10:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Huge!

"Dow" eaten by a bear? Somehow I imagine that discussion would quickly get moved to PnP. (most grizzlies are quite enormous compared to black bears) Cheers.


BobSmith - Nov 17, 2008 9:51 pm - Voted 10/10


2009, for sure, I'm finally going hiking in griz country. But I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous about the possibility of encountering a grizzly. One of my backpacking friends had one burst out of the brush a few feet ahead of him last year in Glacier. Andy quite literally crapped his pants.

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