A little discipline became necessary, as this cub was too persistent and demanding. Although we had watched the cubs eating the mother was not ready to spend time playing and quickly put this one in it’s place so she could get back to the important task of fattening up for hibernation.
The old stumps such as seen in the above photo are found along the road to the grizzly bear viewing stands, on the forest walk on the extra day spent at the “wild river” and on the walking trail behind Grizzly Bear Lodge. The notches cut into the stump, on the right, were for the springboards used by hand loggers. These boards were to raise the loggers up the tree trunk to an area that was narrower than at the base were it would take less time to “fall” the tree. Remember that hand logger means the long two-man hand saw using “armstrong” power and not motorized.