Still got bears everywhere. Sunny weather, will be even better tomorrow. Yesterday there was (4) four behind the cabin, a forum member harvested one yesterday. So I go out today expecting to see none or maybe one, and there are four up there. These are all solo Black Bears spread out over about 1/2 mile.
This time of year their shinny black coats just reflect like mirrors against the yellow and red of the hillside. Should be outstanding Black Bear hunting not just here but everywhere with open hillsides.
Todays Bonus: Access to Cub Creek and Sunrise Creek (My Back yard) is easiest, if you park at the pull-off at mile 5.85 of the Hope Road, walk toward Hope and just past the mile post marker for mile six, on the up hill side of the road (about 200 Yards) is a Chugach Electric access road (It is illegal to drive or ATV) but you can walk up the access road to the power line, turn right till you cross Cub Creek, as you come up out of Cub Creek there is a very old road that goes up the mountain, and deposits you in open grass hillside. Note: You need good traction boots. This route avoids alders. From this point you can work left and shoot bears in Cub Creek, or work right and shoot bears on the open face all the way to Sunrise Creek and clear to Sunset Creek.
Should be bears all over the hills that can be glassed from pull-offs @ mile post (5) five and about 5.7 of the Hope Road.