At a recent Rotary Club meeting, contractor Trey Warren told harrowing story of needing to use bear spray on a sow grizzly on Togwotee Pass.
He was scoping out some X-C ski trails when he encountered a big sow with two cubs. The sow roared, kicked up dirt as she charged up the hill at him.
He stumbled back, pulled out his bear spray, and doused the air between himself and the oncoming bear. The bear stopped. And retreated.
Trey was stunned and relieved at the sudden turn of events. Then his silly dog chased after the sow, barking. Luckily the dog returned safe to the shaken Trey.
After he spoke, retired architect Ken Richardson