One of the First “Lean” Grizzlies

lean grizzly looking for food

This was late May several years ago on one of the first trips of the year. When the grizzly bears first appear on the beach, out of hibernation, they are lean. Berries will not be ripe until late June, the sedge grass the bear is walking through is pretty sparse so nourishment comes from rolling rocks on the beach. This “beach food” is important because bears will continue to loose weight until well into late June.