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Fire & Rain

It may not look like much fun. A damp garden on a soggy day. But for Kristin and I this morning was a time to do a little jig of excitement. The Weather Gods, even if they had not exactly smiled on us, were at least...

Down but not out

It's never going to be all good news living in the wilderness - and this is one of those weeks we would rather forget. Last Monday, just after we had wrapped up a great spring season with some close-up and personal viewing of wild bears, I...

A Bridge called Betty

Even before we bought the 80 acre strip of land across from the ranch a few years back we used to worry about the structure that provides for its only access. An old Bailey bridge designed for getting British tanks across middle European rivers, it had...

Liberating the Lexus

First full day back at the ranch. It's still fairly wintry up here. One of our first tasks was to get the Lexus out from its winter home so I can make the run to town. Started off well but ended up with three hours...

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Three’s a Pack

It's been more than eleven years since I set out one early spring day, only weeks after we first arrived at the ranch, to try and find a couple of dogs with whom to share our little wilderness paradise. Three hours later, following up on an...

Early Summer Wildlife-Viewing

In May and June the wilderness is at its most vibrant. At this time of year we frequently see black bears as well as other animals. It is also the best time to see birds. This is a selection of photos taken from our May...

New Lives in the Wild with Ben Fogle

In 2016 Ben Fogle, the UK adventurer, arrived at Grizzly Bear Ranch to film an episode of his hit series New Lives in the Wild. If you would like to watch the documentary, which has since been shown in the UK and syndicated in the US, Canada,...

June at Grizzly Bear Ranch

Ever seen a baby wolf? Check out this video is you would like to see one. Also some good footage of black bears and other animals. This video was compiled by one of our guests who came to the ranch in June 2011. With thanks...

Summer in the Wilderness

During the summer we take our guests high into the alpine. We use our 4x4s to break the back of the ascent and then spend the day walking the ridges, taking in the views and, of course, eating Kristin's home-made picnics. The peaks around us...

Autumn grizzly-viewing

The autumn is our prime grizzly-viewing season. At this time of year grizzlies begin to come down from the high country to feed in the salmon in our river. We also frequently see other animals in the valley especially bald eagles and, occasionally, a wolf...