Two hikers in Glacier National Park are recovering from injuries sustained in an encounter with a grizzly bear and her two cubs. The unidentified hikers were hurt August 25 when they rounded a bend along the Grinnell Glacier Trail and came practically face-to-face with the bears.
The man and woman, who encountered the bears about 9 a.m., apparently sustained the bulk of their injuries when they fell 30-50 feet off the trail. The woman is in stable condition at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The man was transferred to a Seattle hospital where he is in serious condition. Details on their injuries were not released.
As a result of the encounter, park officials temporarily closed the Grinnell Glacier Trail.