I have also seen Black Bears, otters, beavers, bighorn, dear, foxes, catfish hoarding eddies, moose and Mountain Lion sign, Black hawk Helicopters, and river legend Herm, pushing off from sand wash wearing his Tucan hat. Was good to see him, even remembered us from a high water cat trip 15 years ago.
No Grizzly's anymore though, Black bears should be fine if you keep a clean camp, and don't sleep on the ground with Peanut Butter in your hair, like this dread locked kid that I heard about, guess the bear tried to eat his head, down at school section. Poor bear, thought he was getting a good meal, instead, some empty headed white kid.
Special place in this world, for sure.