October 3, 2014 Fremont County's Daily Newspaper
-Grizzly bit man on side before being repelled by bear spray. Double Cabin area.
-Investigators believe this month's fatal bear attack north of Dubois took place where the body of Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah was found...
-The missing Utah man died last week after suffering a bear attack while working in....
-Ill mannered campers showed poor judgment and rude conduct camped...
-September 16, 2014... Did it freeze hard enough to end growing season?
-Bears can create conflicts after they have obtained food rewards. Wyoming Game and Fish continues to stress the importance of keeping attractants (food items, horse feeds, bird seed, and others) unavailable to bears.
Double Cabin Campground has 14 units, $15 per night. Maximum Spur is 32 feet. 8,053 feet elevation. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/shosh...a/?recid=36447
(This is the campground, not our Base Camp site.)
-Double Cabin Campground... is open
-Newton Creek Campground is closed due to Grizzly Bear activity.
-Crazy Creek Campground... Grizzly bear activity, hard sided camping only...
-Newton Creek Campground... Grizzly bear activity, no tents or pop up campers.
-Threemile Campground... Grizzly bear activity, no tents or pop up campers.
-Eagle Creek Campground... Bear boxes available.
Wind River Ranger District office is located at 1403 West Ramshorn in Dubois, Wyoming. Telephone Shoshone National Forest office 307-527-6241
-The Shoshone National Forest is home to both Grizzly and Black Bear. Please Educate yourself about bears and the special precautions necessary when recreating in bear country.
All food and attractants, pop, beer, canned goods, toothpaste, lip balm, game meat, garbage, dog food, livestock feed, etc. need to be suspended at least 10 feet high and 4 feet from a post or tree or stored inside a vehicle, bear-resistant container, or hard-sided trailer. Please contact the nearest ranger district office for more information.
The above is for those who dream of meeting a Wyoming Bear on this Adventure.
Think before being critical of those who have spent a lot of time among the forests. Their advice could be the difference between a good experience and doing something that endangers everyone who is paying attention. And please... bring a compass.
If you search the internet, please report the bear issues for 2016 as reported on a previous post. I looked and was unable to find anything to report. Most of this information may or may not even be current... just a sprinkling of information to get you curious enough to do some research.
Wyoming is not a big Petting Zoo. There are real live furry things in the deep forest and Big Foot is not one of them.
Listen to those who are experienced on this Adventure and we will all be fine and safe. Sometimes Bear Spray can be effective, but possibly not enough for the Utah victim. Nobody practices at a Bear Spray Range to practice techniques and have the patience to wait... for that right moment, while the bear is close enough and within range of that 12 ounce+ can.