Once we arrive at the dock and meet Trapper Rick there is a twenty minute ride to the river crossing to Rick’s cabin. This may mean a truck or ATV and as you can see by the happy smiles on the ATV this was a good choice. Once we arrive at and cross the river there is a short walk to Rick’s cabin. Just below the cabin falls is a good location for those who are interested in fishing on the river. Or photography – see tomorrows….
This picture puts it all in prospective. The guest’s head in the corner of the photo puts us across the river that is fifteen meters (yards) from the bear. Is the bear aware of our presence? Yes. Does it care? No. We have become part of the background for the grizzlies and as long as we respect their “comfort zone” there is not a problem and all the guides from the lodge have been doing this for more than ten years so we know which bears are approachable. The only “comfort zone” we sometimes cross is that of our guests.
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