Skip to comments.Jogger's pulse hits new high when grizzly charges
Posted on 06/18/2008 7:40:27 AM PDT by skeptoid
After years of stomping around the grizzly haunts of the wildest coast of North America without a serious bear encounter, forester Rick Rogers never imagined the first and only close call of his life would come in an Anchorage park visited by thousands of people.
SNIP . . . He thought his maximum heart rate was 180. He later looked at the monitor and realized he'd hit 193.
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You've got 1/2 a second to decide.
His heart was ready for either.
(. . no report on bowel function, though)
The idea, when hiking alone in bear country, is to bring along a friend. That way, when the bear shows up, you’ll have someone you can hopefully outrun. You’ll never outrun the bear!
People that wander around Bear Country unarmed are morons.
My friend would be in a caliber larger than .44 and the extra weight would add to your workout. Why people go unarmed in bear country is beyond me.
There I was, in my Timothy Treadwll Jogging shorts, and who should I happen upon but Mr. Bear...
Actually a small .22 caliber is sufficient. Shoot one of your accomplices in the knee and the rest of you shouldn’t have to run far at all.
In Canada you have no choice..
"Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologists warn that people can meet bears on trails anywhere in the Anchorage area, but the odds increase in the area of the Campbell Tract, Bicentennial Park and Hillside Park. Those parks abut Chugach State Park and the Fort Richardson Military Reservation, and together they cover a large area of wild land that extends nearly into the city's Midtown district."
Photo by BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News One of two young grizzly bears searches for salmon at Bird Creek along the Seward Highway on Friday August 1, 2006 as anglers continue to fish for silvers in the background.
That's why a small dog is as good as a large dog. Either one will warn you about the bear, either one will bark and antagonize the bear for a moment or two-long enough for you to start running, and either one will take long enough for the bear to eat for you to get away.
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