This story is featured in the latest club newsletter and was submitted by Glenn Dreger
These Grizzly photos were taken on the Atnarko River on Sept 26th, 2018. I have made several drifts on the Atnarko River with Kynoch Adventures over the past two years, and have seen bears on every one. This was extraordinary in that we were on a narrow stretch of the river when we saw the bears. Our guide pulled the boat into the opposite side of the river and anchored. The guides are extremely professional, and try to be as unobtrusive as possible with the bears. Despite his best efforts, this bear came by in the river, so close that I made the choice to watch in real life, after having taken a few photos. Afterwards, our guide said, “That is as close as you will ever want to be to a Grizzly”. He was putting his bear spray away as he said that.