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Be Bear-Aware & Not Bear-Anoid: Practice These Safety Tips

 In 2017 I traveled to Alaska with several members of my family, including my sister Donna who was looking forward to hiking many of the trails while visiting there. It didn't take long for her enthusiasm to be dampened by a series of bear attacks that occurred while we were there, some of which were fatal. Here are the ones that we remember while there:   14 June - 3 hikers near Eagle River Campground were attacked when they surprised a sow brown bear & her cubs on the trail. 3 hikers injured by brown bear with cubs near Eagle River Campground 18 June - Patrick Cooper, a 16 y/o boy was killed by a black bear while running a popular marathon on Bird Ridge Mountain in the Chugach Mountains...

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