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  • Brown black bear cub. Photo by Jim Lawrence.
  • Watching a black bear in the early summer
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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...

  • Coming down
  • Arnica and fireweed
  • Lunch on top
  • Looking south
  • Summer in the woods
  • View of the lake
  • On the ledge
  • Wildflowers
  • Summer rafting
  • On the ridge
  • Home-made pizza
  • Rock and snow
  • An alpine hike
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...

  • Marching down the highway
  • In the river
  • Grasping a fish
  • Hot-tubbing
  • Choosing a meal
  • In an apple tree
  • Almost asleep
  • Rafting in the autumn
  • Half a fish
  • Young grizzly
  • Looking upstream
  • Kokanee salmon
  • A view of a rare mountain caribou
  • With cubs
  • Young female grizzly
  • A bear in the mist
  • Looking for fish
  • A swing by the river
  • Watching a grizzly family from the rafts
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...