I've heard about this bear since last year. I guess the bear kept coming to Pot creek camps since last year and got accustomed to people. I launched May 1st this year and Dave (the ranger at put in) warned us about the bear sighting this year again and close to put in area as well.
I am launching tomorrow morning on Lodore again and will see if I can dig up some more info from him.
Just got off Lodore. The putin ranger was very adamant about keeping a clean camp due to bear problems, both at the putin camp and down river. He didn't want so much as a beer can or toothbrush left out. Our trip spotted a mom and two cubs about a mile below Pot Creek, and tracks and bear scat in Whirlpool Canyon just above Jones Hole, so they are definitely out there.
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