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peakbagger
10-02-2014, 08:16 AM
A interesting article about black bears above treeline on Baxter

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/10/01/outdoors/baxter-bear-climbs-katahdin-in-search-for-food-startles-hikers/

PA Ridgerunner
10-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Someone on ADKHighpeaks posted some pics of a bear on Hamlin. http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26190

Scroll down to post #8.

Brambor
10-02-2014, 09:01 AM
I'd say that bear made a mistake ;-) not much food up there. Next time, papa bear, just go around the big rock...you might find some food along the way. :-)

Tom Rankin
10-02-2014, 12:10 PM
We found a tremendous amount of cranberries above tree line recently in BSP ...

peakbagger
10-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Plenty of berries above treeline, generally the mountain cranberries are quite numerous, they tend to be pretty hard and tart until a few frosts.

Brambor
10-02-2014, 03:49 PM
My apologies for the aforementioned bear are in order :-)

DougPaul
10-02-2014, 06:53 PM
Plenty of berries above treeline, generally the mountain cranberries are quite numerous, they tend to be pretty hard and tart until a few frosts.
Bears have also been known to feed on concentrations of insects in rockfields, including above timberline.

Doug

JustBob
10-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Plenty of berries up there. I ran across berry-filled bear scat on Hamlin Ridge a couple of weeks ago.

natron
10-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Just missed a big black bear by 3 minutes last thurs. 10-2-14 on south peak on knife edge. The hiker coming the other way got pix of bear. I was bummed not to catch a glimpse.