Embrace the Wildness of Hiking with Grizzlies

The night before a long hike that would take me around the north side of Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, I had a short phone conversation with my girlfriend. “Be careful,” she said, referring to the potential for running into a grizzly bear. “Don’t worry,” I assured her. “This isn’t a big grizzly area.” The next day, after hiking roughly five miles along DeLacy Creek and wrapping along the north side of the lake, I fell into a groove.

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