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Abe Hikes in the Tetons

Abe takes us on a chilly morning hike through the Tetons, starting at Jenny Lake and up Paintbrush Canyon. Along the way he catches a Black Bear having a little breakfast. The view of the Tetons above 10,000 feet is spectactular.

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Maggie, the painting bear at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is causing quite a stir in the southern New Mexico art community with her colorful, abstract-style paintings. In fact, hundreds of her watercolor paintings have been sold to art aficionados across the country in less than a ...

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What is best to repel Bears in the wild while hiking?
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Many people use bear bells to alert them of their presence while hiking. 

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There are a lot of things you can do to stay safe while hiking in bear country. We've posted a short animated video that should help!

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If in country where bears are known to be active, wear small bells on your shoelaces to make a small but nooticable noise as you walk. Bears are easily startled and this will allow them to know of your presence. Or if with others talk softly on the trail to let them know you are there. Look for bears grazing, yes, grazing on grasses,brrys and leaves along the trail. They have but each summer to fatten up for the long hard winter whether they hibernate or stay active thru the cold months.

I you happen to come between a bear and its cub(s) , back away slowly, don't run. Talk to the bears quietly and move away.

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The USGS administers the Golden Eagle Pass, and will have a complete list of where they are sold.  You can go online and order one at www.parkpass.net, or get in touch with USGS ordering line directly at 888-275-8747, ext. 1, or email them at fedrecpass@usgs.gov

Enjoy your park travels, in Illinois and anywhere else you go!

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