Friday, October 7, 2011

Bear Book Report

It's been ages since I did a book report blog post, the last one was back in the days when my passion was running.  Back then, I shared a few running related favourite books with you.  If you are a follower of mine then you know my life lately revolves around mountain adventures.  I have many books and guides about this topic, some are listed on the left hand side here, others sit on my bookshelf.  This book is one that now sits on my bookshelf, having read it and deciding it's a keeper.  

I first read some rumblings about "Night of the Grizzlies" on a forum that I follow but just brushed it off and forgot about it.  Then when I was in Glacier National Park in Montana in August, Brady the Ranger, mentioned it and went into a little more detail and I was hooked, I had to have it!  I picked it up at the Many Glacier Ranger Station a couple of days later.

Once I started reading the book, I couldn't put it down!  This true story explains why it is so important that absolutely everyone know and practice proper bear safety procedures when they are out and about in the bears' playground.
NOTE:  The book is sitting on a pillow I made. The light green section I quilted is called "bear claw!"
I am doing what I can to be knowledgeable and prepared for when I am enjoying mountain adventures.  I took a Bear Safety Workshop a couple of weeks back.  I carry bear spray and I know how to use it.  I make lots of noise when I am adventuring solo and even when I am with friends.  I also keep a clean campsite during camping season.

This is Parks Canada's website warning!
Night of the Grizzlies is a suspense filled read!  It is not a read for the faint of heart.   I have not been to the area of Glacier National Park where the book is based on, but hope to explore there one day.  When I do, I know I will be thinking about this book and taking note of locations and remembering what happened where.  The story is an eye opener and has lots of lessons to learn!

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