We Know wildlife is at the top of your list and we love to show it to you. Your guides knows where to look! Glacier Camp is a great place to search the mountains with binoculars or a spotting scope. Moose,Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Dall Sheep, and Mountain Goats are all common sightings.
Wildlife sightings are common throughout the summer.
Here's a breakdown of when's the best time to see what.
Moose: Sightings are common May 15th to July 15th. During May and June mothers with calves are common sightings around our office and campground.
Its also common to see moose on the boat ride to Glacier Camp.
Black Bear: Sightings are common and can occur anytime throughout the summer.
June and July its almost a sure bet you will see black bears feeding in the high mountain meadows around Glacier Camp.
Grizzly Bear: Occasionally Grizzly Bears are seen from the Boat on the side of the river.
July and August regular sightings occur up in the high mountain meadows.
Dall Sheep: Sightings are common. However Dall Sheep stay high in the mountains and are usually seen as little white dots.
Mountain Goat: Very rare to have Dall Sheep and Mountain goats sharing the same mountains. This is one area that there home ranges overlap. Sheep usually stay high in the mountains and are viewed with binoculars as they feed in the mountain meadows.
Goats occasionally come down to the river. Occasionally in the spring we see mothers with kids down by the water.
Wolf: They live here but the elusive wolf lives a very private life.
Sightings are rare. Usually one or two sightings a year.
Wolverine: In the early 1900s this valley was known as the valley of the wolverine.
Wolverines are more allusive than the wolf. This ornery member of the weasel family is known for its tough guy reputation.
Wolverines live here but sightings only occur every couple years.
Coyote: Wily coyote calls this valley home too.
Sightings are common year round.
Lynx: Occasional sightings however like the wolf! rare.
Ermine: This little weasel calls Glacier Camp home and makes regular appearances.
Bald Eagle: Common throughout the year.
In October and November hundreds Eagles concentrate by the hundreds in this area to feed on late run salmon.
Beaver: Common throughout the year.
Spawning Salmon. Aug and Sept.
Other wild friends you could see include Fox, Porcupine, Pine Martin, Swans, Sandhill Cranes, Red squirrel.
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