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St. Mary's Area

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Grizzly Pictures

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The grizzly mother gives birth in the high country, in a snug and cozy den in late January or early February. Here the newborn baby grizzly bear, weighing far less than an average human child, crawls over its mother's thick fur to find a teat and begin sucking rich warm milk. It's hard to imagine that such a tiny grizzly bear will eventually grow into a huge animal weighing 500 to 800 pounds or more.

There is an old saying that the only way to survive being chased by a grizzly, is to be able to out run the hiker with you.

Grizzly Picture Shake

A grizzly bear cub however, is far more self-sufficient than a child. It has a set of sharp teeth, a protective coat of fur and sharp claws.

Grizzly Picture Twins

Despite resembling our culture's favorite childhood image, a cute and cuddly teddy, this baby bear is a self contained dynamo ready to begin its two to three years of intensive lessons from mother on how to survive in Glacier National Park and other bear habitat.

This cub, like all grizzly bear cubs, is filled with endless energy and an insatiable appetite as well as curiosity, playfulness and a zest for life.

Grizzly Picture

As the weather warms, the mother grizzly and cub move down slope to find an open area where a winter avalanche has scoured the snow away, allowing succulent green plants to emerge earlier than in other areas.


Grizzly Pictures were taken by Mark J. Harlow 2007,
we met Mark while up taking photos in Glacier Park.
Visit more Nature Pictures by Mark Here

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Enjoy Winter in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in the northwest corner of Montana, just north of Columbia Falls. The park encompasses more than one million acres and is home to grizzly bear, moose, elk, along with 63 varieties of wild mammals. While most of the roads in Glacier National Park are closed off during the winter, this provides miles and miles of tracks for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Visitors are seldom around in the dead of winter, so the muffled hush of the snow covered woods is especially enticing and serene.

A ski or snowshoe trip along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is one of the most scenic roads in North America, is a great option, according to park rangers. The road is closed to cars from September or October until snowmelt, usually in June. Several short hiking trails branch off from the road, which would be excellent for snowshoeing or skiing in the winter season.

 Once you have your gear, head up to Glacier National Park for an exciting adventure. Guided snowshoe trips are available, led by a park naturalist, and are highly recommended. If you are looking for an informative tour, snowshoeing is an easy way to explore the winter wonderland of this unique park. Snowshoeing will provide even the novice an effortless activity so your senses are more in tune with your environment and your guide's knowledge on the history, wildlife, geology, and biology of this precious ecosystem.

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