Our grizzlies, by contrast, are completely wild.
We strive to give you a small handful of remarkable grizzly bear encounters that you will never forget.
They may include the experience of watching a lone high-elevation bear feeding undisturbed on huckleberries in the untouched alpine against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks and frost-laden conifers.
Or a mother with cubs moving along our blue-green river viewed from one of our river rafts, as she scours the shallow sections for the red autumn salmon.
Usually you will share the experience with only your guide and two or three other guests.
There are no other bear-viewing operations in our area and you will have left the crowds far behind.
Because we travel far and wide in September, along rivers, up mountain slopes, and through steep valleys you should be in good physical shape to enjoy these experiences.
You should be able to walk for several hours on steep, uneven non-technical terrain at high elevations.
Our age recommendation for September is 14-70. If you are over 60 you should be in better-than-average physical condition.