This is the favourite time of the year for the grizzly bears as well as for our guests. For the grizzly because their food source is a guarantee and the biggest problem is trying to catch only the females with their fat rich eggs. For the guests because of the abundance of bears on the Glendale River’s spawning channel. After August 24th the lodge is permitted to travel up the river, by van, to the man made spawning channel and watch the bears from one of the two viewing stands. For the lodge and bears it becomes a “no brainer”; bears have unlimited salmon to catch and the lodges guests can fill their memory cards with photos.
About 35 meters (yards) from the viewing platform we use after August 24th a tree has fallen across a small channel in the river. This tree has become a pathway for the grizzly bears that do not want to get their feet wet. That means bear cubs because they tend to avoid the water if they can. They use the log to watch their mother as she fishes in the river below and if she is too slow in catching a salmon it is a good place to rest.