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The real reason behind the Chester Lake trail closure this past July:

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-...r-lake-closure
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Yikes....

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So the "real reason" is that a grizzly was hanging around the meadow, just like many other years and many other closures.

The detail of tourons getting problematically close and causing heightened concern is interesting, but doesn't significantly change the story - they closed Chester Lake when the bear was sticking around in the meadow long before this was a specific added problem.
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Did any of the tourons put honey on their hand to take a selfie with the bear licking it off?
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Reminds me of an incident I witnessed a number of years back, coming down off Seymour, a couple hundred meters from the main parking lot, I see a large group of people gathered and focused on a area just ahead of them by the trees, as I got closer I realize they were trying to entertaining a bear, and the ones in the front of the pack had there hands stretched out trying to entice the bear with food. Never ceases to amaze me how fuckin stupid some humans can be.
I quickly whipped out my bear spray realizing that the bear could have bolted in my direction seeing I was in his line of escape. I continued to the parking lot without incident and heard nothing later about any bear mauling so I suspect the bear just meandered back into the forest.
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Darwinism about to take effect?

Where is the common sense and brains in the grown man in the photo above?

I too have witnessed first hand people doing stupid things in the national parks with animals. It never ceases to amaze me how stupid some people can be when it comes to their personal safety.
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Can you spray people with bear spray? With fair warning given?
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Oops, hope they don't close the David Thompson

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The real reason behind the Chester Lake trail closure this past July:

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-...r-lake-closure
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