There are both grizzlies and black bears in the area. While there may be an opportunity to spot one, the bears are not at all interested in us, and do their best to avoid us. We follow all the appropriate safeguards to minimize bear attraction to our camps, and encounters on the trails. Additionally all personnel are equipped with firearms as well as bear spray. Although there is always a risk, in over 40 years of operation, we have never had a legitimate charge or mauling. In the unlikely event we were to have one, we are prepared to protect you.