The other side of the viewing stands from yesterday’s posting shows a grizzly bear enjoying a meal. The time of the spawning season determines how much of the salmon the bears eat. When the salmon first arrive and the bears are the hungriest they eat the complete salmon and the same occurs at the end of the season when they want to get as fat as possible. In between these times grizzly bears are selective in their eating habits often catching only female salmon for their eggs. Also only eating the skin with its layer of fat, which is desirable, as is the brain. This bear is about 20 meters (60 ft.) from the viewing stands and has one interest and that is food.
If stay the extra night at our lodge the extra day is a river day spent at a “wild” river on a wilderness tour. Crossing Knight Inlet we travel the length of Thompson Sound to the Kakweikan River and spend a day with The Trapper. Rick has spent a good part of his life on this river and protects it with a passion. Grizzly Bear Lodge is the only lodge in the area with access to this river. The scenery on this part of BC’s mainland in breathtaking and the wildlife viewing provides a reasonable chance of grizzly bear sightings. Bears are often seen below the falls at Rick’s cabin or on the road to the cabin. Seeing a grizzly bear at Rick’s is a different sensation than see one from a protected viewing stand on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. Maybe that is why Rick always has “Rosemarie” with him. Who is “Rosemarie” that you will have to ask Rick?Visit our Blog