Hey Marc, What a well written article of a "close encounter of the unwanted kind" in Yellowstone!!! I've been all over YNP and GTNP backpacking, dumpcamping, and hiking since 1990 and have yet to see a whole Griz, (I say whole cause I did see the backend of one as it left the premises). I guess I should consider myself lucky , right?? Again, I enjoyed your article!!