Wow. That looks like you could be easily eaten by a bear up around them parts.
I mean, if Mr. Griz came bolting outta' those trees there wft could you do? Couldn't out run 'em, up or down, nowhere to hide………
We make a lot of noise so animals know we are in the area. Last thing you want to do is surprise them.
Last Griz I saw while riding was a few years ago; a mother with 3 cubs in the Taylor basin. She heard us and moved the cubs to stay out of our way.
We saw another mother with 2 cubs last year on the road near the turn off to Cinnibar.