[cdt-l] Absarokas

Ginny & Jim Owen spiritbear2k at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 16 10:18:33 CDT 2007

Jeff wrote:
>And actually, on our way out, we found ourselves walking the opposite
>direction of a set of Grizzly tracks, a good seven or eight inchs wide.
>We'd come to a well-marked track and stop and measure and ooh and ahh.
>My friend was very uncomfortable though, and we left and headed to the
>Winds, where there are Grizzlies, but not as many as the Absorokas.

First thing that came to mind when I read this was the tracks we followed up 
the trail to Eagle Pass (east boundary of Yellowstone).  Following them was 
"interesting" - but it didn't get worrisome until they disappeared just 
below the pass.  That high up, the drainage isn't wide enough for me and a 
bear to co-exist comfortably.

And then there were the tracks (both griz and cat) we followed on the Slough 
Creek trail - and the bear that prowled our campsite that night.

And the tracks (both momma and cub) and fresh, warm scat we found on the 
trail on our last day in the Lakes District - on our way back to the 

Yup - the Absorokas have bears.

Walk softly,


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