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This May Be The Most Peaceful Grizzly Bear Encounter Ever

Serious props to this guy for keeping his cool when he encountered a pair of grizzly bear cubs and mama bear on a trail in Katmai National Park, AK. This is the kind of thing that usually ends really badly, but in this case, backing away slowly may have been the best course of action. Lucky for us, our hero narrates the whole encounter. The curious cubs really wanted to find out what the mysterious creature ahead of them was, and mama bear had no choice but to follow. 

This is not a surprise encounter. Surprise encounters are responsible for the vast majority of mauling incidents. The sow knew exactly what she was doing the whole time. The cubs were definitely curious but the mother wanted to get somewhere and that’s about it. She did not display a single sign of aggression. The sow, apparently of a decent age, had likely been around quite a few humans throughout her life and knows them as mostly harmless critters. I bet the hiker could have stopped, let the cubs sniff him without himself looking threatening, and they would have eventually just carried on. Another great option would have been to take a few steps off the trail and let them go by. I understand that this can be quite unnerving for someone that hasn’t been around bears very much though. Cool footage.

No, you don’t stop and let the cubs sniff you.  But the hiker should have gone off trail and let them pass - they were not following him, they were going somewhere and he is in their way.  That is their habitat, not ours.

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Andrew Muse Is Back With A New Adventure Rig And Cuddly Sidekick
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Andrew Muse Is Back With A New Adventure Rig And Cuddly Sidekick

Andrew Muse Is Back With A New Adventure Rig And Cuddly Sidekick

The story of Andrew Muse's devastating car accident back in 2015 sent tears through the adventure sports world. While filming for the final episode of his Tiny Home Adventure web series, Muse had fallen asleep at the wheel and immediately lost everything. The crash claimed his car, his home and dream companion, his dog Booter. Feeling alone, hopeless and dogless, Andrew received an incredible outpouring of help and kindness to inspire him to rebuild his dream life he had worked so hard to

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No Heli, No Problem: Leo Taillefer and Thomas Delfino Take On Alaska’s Infamous Storm Troopers
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No Heli, No Problem: Leo Taillefer and Thomas Delfino Take On Alaska’s Infamous Storm Troopers

No Heli, No Problem: Leo Taillefer and Thomas Delfino Take On Alaska’s Infamous Storm Troopers

With the goal of riding some of the most beautiful spines in the world, snowboarder Thomas Delfino took along fellow Frenchman and Picture Organic Clothing athlete Leo Taillefer to the majestic Alaskan fishing town of Haines.  Back in 2015 on a recon trip photographer, snowboarder and Haines local Zach Clanton along with pilot Drake Olsen, the unofficial mayor of these mountains, was first shown the spine filled face dubbed Storm Troopers. Clanton was blown away by the face, and knew he had

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Ansel Adams Inspired a lot of People, Including Chris Burkard
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Ansel Adams Inspired a lot of People, Including Chris Burkard

Ansel Adams Inspired a lot of People, Including Chris Burkard

Chris Burkard, the photographer, and van life aficionado shares an in-depth look at his life in this new short film. From his inspiration Ansel Adams to his new van build-out, we learn so much more about this famous storyteller. Like most of us, Chris had his passion for travel and nature instilled in him at a young age. It was largely thanks to his grandfather, who took him on his first road trip. Now Chris is trying to do the same for his family.