Estuary Grizzly Bears – extra legs

River Grizzly Bears


Prior to August 25th the grizzly bear tours from the lodge spend the day in the Glendale River and it’s estuary. We use a 5.5 five meter (yard) flat bottom skiff to move along the shore and quietly up the river while we watch grizzlies. As the tide rises we move up river and encounter bears digging roots, eating sedge grass and chasing salmon once they arrive. This summer (2014) Bella and her cubs were frequently in this area to entertain guests and provide photo opportunities. Their attention is not on us but rather two sub-adult bears that have come to the beach, in fact we have become part of the scenery and are normally ignored by the grizzlies.