It seems that most of the guests want to see a large grizzly bear when Grizzly Bear Lodge goes to the viewing stands on the Glendale River, however as a guide it is not my choice. From experience if there is a large grizzly by the stands that may be the only bear you see on that visit. The large males tend to dominate the area and the other grizzly bears especially those with cubs will wait until the male has left the area. Fortunately the really large males are not as comfortable around people and seem to come to fish in the area of the viewing stands outside of the designated viewing times. We know this because of the motion sensor cameras that have being used in the past.
The clouds moved then the sun came out and the grizzlies decided to play. We were sitting in a 5.5 meter (yard) long skiff in the Glendale River estuary as these two siblings spent more than a half-hour entertaining us. It was late August, a warm day, and a great day to be playing in the water especially if you were wearing a fur coat.
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