This post is going to be about the bears because when you call yourself Spirit BEAR Lodge, you pretty much make the point that the bears are the highlight. There are grizzly bears, black bears and the spirit bear. On the trip I took, we mostly saw grizzlies and we, unfortunately, missed the spirit bear 😦 I can’t say I was disappointed with what we did see though! People tell me that if I want to see bears, just come out to the town dump and see the poor bears that have been hooked on junk food just like us. I say that seeing bears in their own habitat on their own terms is as different to the “town” bear as astro turf is to a meadow. The fake stuff will do and is less expensive, but you know it ain’t real.
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I recently posted a blog that had me wondering if I was physically up for this trip (more details of the trip to come – stay tuned!). But for this shot, I would have crawled through the forest, sedge and dead salmon. As it turned out, this was my last shot before I got on the boat to take me home.