Took the youngun to see bears, she is really into them right now. Sockeye are entering Steep Creek and bears are everywhere.
Steep Creek is born on top of Thunder Mountain, you can see the waterfall in the background. It's cold, clear snowmelt. The beaver dam in the foreground creates a nice pond for them to accumulate in before beginning their spawn upcreek
Area where bears prowl the creek before it empties into Mendenhall Lake
Bear and beaver dam
It's fun to watch them fish. When we first got to the stream a large female bear jumped from behind the bush and ambushed a sockeye, then wandered off into the woods. The 5 year old really got a kick out of it.
The object of their affection Steep Creek Salmon Cam
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