I remember this day well. Prior to August 25 all grizzly bear watching is in the Glendale River estuary. It was a slow day with no bears and I was pulling the skiff up river in low water. If one waits for the water to rise with the tide it is much easier but then the water is too deep for the grizzlies to trying and catch the salmon as they try to move up over the shallow gravel bars. We had just reached an area below a gravel bar when these grizzlies appeared….
The photo from yesterday and today’s post were both taken after August 25th, which is the date we start using the viewing platform on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. The platform is about 4 by 7 meters (yards) square and 3.5 meters high thus the slightly downward angle to the pictures. The platform, on one side, overlooks a large holding area used by the salmon before they enter a man made spawning channel as well as the natural river on two sides. These two grizzlies are on the third side, which is the road we use to get to the platform they had come up from the holding area and walked along the edge of the stand to move over to the river. Note that the cub is even in step with its mother.
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