Just got a call that a friend got a 8-1/2' up the Yentna river yesterday. Said they spotted him laying outside the den. Only bear sign all week they said. Got another report that someone got one up behind hurricane last weekend. That bear came out, went down to the river bottems and then back up to his den. I have been covering many miles behind Eureaka and north with no bear sign yet. Sounds like they are starting to wake..