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“Tim’s accounts will definitely help any hiker develop a common-sense strategy for hiking in grizzly country.” --Jim Cole, author of Lives of Grizzlies-Montana and Wyoming and Lives of Grizzlies-Alaska

“Hiking with Grizzlies is loaded with first-hand field experience from a man who has covered the trails.” --Ben Long, author of Great Montana Bear Stories

About the Author

After receiving his B.A. degree in mathematics at the University of Minnesota and a J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law, Tim Rubbert went to work in the insurance industry where he became disillusioned with the corporate lifestyle. Since 1985 he has devoted his life to the study, observation, and photography of bears and grizzlies in particular. In the last 7 years alone, Tim has hiked more than 8,500 miles and experienced more than 800 grizzly sightings in the lower 48 states. During his extensive travels throughout bear country, Tim has made a point of: - Concentrating on backcountry observation with the goal of learning as much about grizzlies as possible with a minimum of intrusion. - Focusing his studies mainly in the Glacier National Park ecosystem which also includes the Great Bear Wilderness and the Whitefish Range. - Documenting numerous backcountry encounters with grizzlies. - Learning and teaching others about the proper use of bear spray, which he has had to use twice. - Performing volunteer work with the National Biological Survey, observing grizzly bears in Denali National Park, Alaska, in 1994. - Working with the Center for Wildlife Information, educating people on bear avoidance. Tim is presently conducting grizzly bear slide presentations and guided hikes at Big Mountain Resort near Whitefish, Montana, and has archived an extensive collection of grizzly bear and other wildlife and scenic photos. He also instructs classes at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, on grizzly habitat and behavior. He lives in grizzly country in Montana.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Riverbend Publishing; 1 edition (July 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931832692
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931832694
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is very informative.
Brenda Ceterowski
Every hiker, camper or naturalist who ventures into bear country should have read this book beforehand.
J. D.
Mr. Rubbert's book is based on first hand experience.
E. Gibbs

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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ronbo on September 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
Rubbert repeatedly documents himself harassing grizzlies in a wildly unethical manner. He approaches within 100 yards or less of bears. When the bears break off from feeding and stare at Rubbert, he doesn't move away. He keeps taking picture until he drives the bruins away. This book makes it clear that Rubbert and his infamous sidekick Jim Cole (mauled by a Glacier Park grizzly in 1993, cited by Yellowstone rangers for harassing bears in 2004, severely mauled by a Yellowstone grizzly in 2007) routinely break park rules and wildlife viewing guidelines in order to get photos of grizzlies.

On several occasions, Rubbert finds a bear one day, harasses it until the bear leaves the area, and then returns with Cole the next day for a repeat performance. When Rubbert and Cole come upon fresh bear tracks or diggings, they don't turn around to avoid the bear. They don't make noise to alert the bear of their presence. Instead, they silently move ahead until they find the bear. They're stalking bears for photographs. Of course they always pull out their bear spray first so that if anything goes wrong they can save their butts by macing the bear.

Rubbert and Cole's abusive behavior is inexcusable. You have to wonder if they'd have the nerve to force so many confrontations with grizzlies if they weren't armed with bear spray. Rubbert and Cole are not biologists or scientists of any sort, yet Rubbert refers to Cole as his "associate," and constantly mentions their "studies." Rubbert and Cole aren't legitimate researchers, they're Timothy Treadwell wannabes. Like Treadwell, Rubbert gives you the same advice on how to avoid encounters with bears that you'd find in any NPS brochure, then ignores his own advice. Hiking With Grizzlies is filled with textbook examples of how NOT to behave in bear country. Based on the evidence Rubbert presents in Hiking With Grizzlies, he should be banned from Yellowstone and Glacier National Park.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 7, 2006
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Every year stories about bears attacking hikers and campers hits the news headlines. Hiking With Grizzlies: Lessons Learned gives outdoors enthusiasts critically important information on how to react when meeting a bear. Author and wildlife expert Tim Rubbert's trail-tested techniques draw upon his own extensive personal experience when in the last eight years alone, hiking more than 10,000 miles, he has experienced more than 800 sightings of grizzly bears. Rubbert covers what makes some bears charge while others retreat, the best way to avoid confrontations altogether, the use of bear spray, cover making noise, remaining calm, staying together, retreating, encountering surprised bears, habituated bears, bears with cubs, and bears on carcasses. If you are planning to hike through the wilderness, give Tim Rubbert's Hiking With Grizzlies a careful reading -- it could very well save your life. Also very highly recommended reading from Riverbend Publishing is Bob Murphy's Bears I Have Known: A Park Ranger's True Tales From Yellowstone And Glacier National Parks (193183-2641, $10.95)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Ceterowski on March 23, 2014
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This book is very informative. With the information in this book I would feel quite comfortable going into grizzly country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heather on June 28, 2014
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Lots of great information to help me be more knowledgeable when hiking in the backcountry in glacier last week. Perfect.
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