Attempeted to wet a line at Bings this morning. Got to the end of the trail and noticed about 5 folks down above the rapids but not fishing and looking up the steep bank. They waved for me and my son to stop and were trying to scare an unseen (to us) brown bear.
We scanned the bank above but saw nothing, then realized the bear was just behind the downed tree halfway between the trail outlet and where the other anglers were standing. It gave us a good "get the $^#* outta my face" look and we obliged. Hope those other guys made it out ok as they were basically pinned there and the bear looked like he wasnt interested in leaving.
Just wanted to get the word out to anyone heading down there to be alert for this big fella.
Funny side note, while we were suiting up in the parking lot my son was strapping on the bear spray. My response... leave that stuff in the truck, we wont need it