Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Coram, Montana: Great Bear Adventure
Admit it. This is the best picture you've ever seen of a bear ... taken through a car window.
That's part of the fun of the Great Bear Adventure, just west of the west entrance to Glacier National Park. You're guaranteed to see some bears in this area. The owners have taken a few bears out of captivity, and put them in more natural surroundings. The customers drive around the area on dirt roads, yielding the right of way to bears. They (the bears, not the tourists) are still dangerous, so staff members patrol the area and visitors keep their windows up and doors locked. The bears do know how to open the doors, by the way. I believe there are about five or so bears on the grounds.
All these bears, and no picnic baskets. Or, if you prefer, pic-a-nic baskets.