You have to be young and tough. They are high eating the berries. But I am seeing one to three black bear at the same time behind the cabin up in the alpine. Suggest start down the Hope Road at first light (6:45 AM) and glass the open alpine on the west side (You can't cross Six-mile Creek, so don't waste time looking to the East). For reasons I don't understand they feed North to South and stay at roughly the same elevation while feeding.
After mile post 9 it is pointless to glass. So either work back up the Hope Road, or go to Palmer Creek and shoot Black Bears there. I saw three this morning above mile post 8, and all were single bears, no cubs. Good hunting. Yes it is steep to get up there.