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Archive for March, 2010

Knight Inlet Lodge 2010 season fast approaching

Monday, March 29th, 2010

With just over 7 weeks until Knight Inlet Lodge opens things are really starting to happen! The first fuel barge of the year has been arranged, boats, lumber, supplies have been delivered to the barge facility for shipping and the first staff are at the lodge working on our fisheries project.  Interviews for the remaining staff positions are ongoing with an eye towards having the last of the staff in place by the end of this week.

Our bookings are looking very good for 2010 with September all but sold out already! For those of you wanting to come out in the fall to see the grizzly bears feeding on salmon take a look at our availability page www.grizzlytours.com/space as we still have some very good dates still open in October. A favourite time of year for many to visit Knight Inlet Lodge is the spring when Glendale Cove is probably at its prettiest with all the new green growth. Over the years many people who have been in the fall come back to experience spring grizzly bear viewing in Glendale Cove and Knight Inlet. So don’t despair if you see that September is sold out, we still have plenty of good dates open in 2010. See you at the lodge!

Knight Inlet History

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

One of the things I enjoy the most about my job with Knight Inlet Lodge is all the interesting people that I get to meet. Now I say meet but what I really mean is correspond with as very rarely do I get to meet them face to face.

Recently I had the pleasure to “meet” a gentleman who worked as a timber cruiser in Knight Inlet during the mid to late 1950’s. Alan first contacted me to purchase one of our “stop the hunt” wrist bands mentioning that he had worked in Knight Inlet. He told me how they found that the grizzlies became used to their presence after a few weeks and would avoid the crew, they knew there were lots of bears around from the bear scat etc, but they would rarely see a grizzly. After awhile the crew stopped carrying firearms to work as they no longer felt threatened by the grizzlies.  I found this unsolicited comment very interesting as it so closely mirrors what we find with the grizzly bears of Glendale Cove today. The fact that they regularly used the grizzly bears trails to travel in the forest gives you an idea as to their comfort level. As Alan commented the crew quickly figured out that the grizzlies knew the easiest way through the forest.

Alan is also the first person I have ever met that knew Jim & Loretta Stanton, well known Knight Inlet pioneers whose experiences were chronicled in the book “Grizzlies in my backyard”. Alan remembers Jim Stanton claiming that he could recognize the individual bears of Knight Inlet by sight, a most impressive ability to say the least.

All in all it has been an interesting couple of weeks learning some real first hand history of Knight Inlet. Alan has kindly consented to my sharing this information in a blog, hopefully with more to follow.