Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The bears have arrived...

...at Paradise!! This weekend there were multiple bears seen in the immediate Paradise area. One cinnamon colored bear in particular has been seen just outside the Paradise Inn cafe balcony and on the lower trails (Waterfall Trail, Alta Vista, Nisqually Vista, Myrtle Falls). It shows no fear of humans and has been within 10' of some visitors.

This is a great time to start contacting visitors in the Paradise area and educating them on bear safety, proper food storage, and garbage disposal. Drive with caution, there have also been several "bear jams" on the roads.

Cori Conner
U.S. Park Ranger
Mount Rainier National Park

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