A story in yesterday’s Herald caught my attention. This happened in Banff National Park, just north of Lake Louise Close encounter for skiers who stumble across bear hibernating under tree.
One of the skiers was Karsten Heuer, who said “It was one of those moments where the mind was having trouble making sense of what I was seeing. Half a metre away from my boots was a bear curled up like a dog underneath a spruce tree.”
Last winter, I was aware of a well-used ski trail which came to within 50 metres of a bear’s den. The bear went undisturbed as far as I know, but it was in an actual den.
There’s a more detailed story in the Canmore newspaper, Rocky Mountain Outlook – Bear awoken from hibernation.
I’d like to say Hi to the reader from Enköping, Uppsala Lan, in Sweden. How’s the skiing there? My great grandparents were living in Uppsala before emigrating to North America(way back in 1878). My great grandfather’s last name was Karlsson, but he changed it after settling in Illinois.
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