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Re: [pct-l] Grizzlies in North Cascades?

On Wed, 25 Mar 1998 BLISTERFREE@delphi.com wrote:

> I was thumbing through an old issue of Backpacker magazine the other day,
> and came upon an article on North Cascades NP which mentioned there being
> a grizzly bear presence therein.  According to the author, the actual bear
> population in unknown, but believed small.  This is the first I've heard of
> grizzlies existing anywhere along the route traversed by the PCT.  No
> mention in the Handbook, nor the guidebooks, from what I've seen.  Can
> anyone confirm?  Is there any reason to take precautions out of the ordinary
> when traversing this final section on a thru-hike?

According to Ann, a very attractive ranger in Stehekin last year,
there are some grizzlies in the North Cascades NP but not many. The
figure she quoted was that if you see any bear up there you have a 700
to 1 chance of it being a grizzly. So, it's probably nothing to worry


Karl "Birdman" Brandt PCT97                            (650)725-3686

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