Grizzly and cubs reported on Heikos Trail on the weekend

As we approach the end of summer, bears become especially active in preparation for winter denning. During this transition of seasons, bears eat as much as possible to increase their body weight by approximately 30%. This phase for bears is called hyperphagia.  Bears are opportunistic feeders, will travel great distances for food and will eat almost anything they can get their paws on.  Like people, they will choose the path of least resistance, our trails and roads.  As more people are hiking and biking, the potential for human/wildlife conflict and wildlife encounters is high.  Be prepared and expect encounter bears anytime.  For safety tips visit

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