This adult male grizzly bear was spotted in April in the northern portion of Grand Teton. Photograph courtesy of Hal Staley. Grizzly bears began emerging from their dens in mid-March. Males are generally first, followed by females without cubs. Females with cubs of the year are usually last, typically not emerging until sometime in May. … Continue reading BEAR AWARE: ARE YOU PREPARED?
Too many people and too much poop. Packrafts are becoming more common in what were once less-traveled areas, as seen here at Youngs Creek in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. Troy Smith/CC via Flickr Todd Wilkinson/High Country News Mark DeOpsomer of Bozeman, Montana, is a backpacker with lots of miles on his soles. For almost four … Continue reading The ‘wreckreation’ in our Wild Places