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  Black Bear Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black Bear Road is a notorious jeep trail that starts from 11,018 foot summit of Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 (between Ouray and Silverton) to Telluride, Colorado.
Black Bear Road is only open a few months out of the year, in the late summer and early fall.
The road is travelled one way only, downhill (except for the annual Jeeper's Jamboree in which the path is reversed for one day only), from the Red Mountain Pass side.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Bear_Road   (330 words)

 Black Bear Tracks
As is typical, the bear went for the larvae in the brood comb and endured the stings from the flying adults--bald-faced hornets in this case.
Black bears frequently rubbed this red pine but there was no sign that they clawed or bit it as they did the younger red pine.
Black bears rub on trees in all active months, but the greatest amount of rubbing is by adult males before and during the mating season.
www.bear.org /Black/Sign/Bear_Sign.html   (1946 words)

 NatureWorks - Black Bear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Black bears in the west may be cinnamon brown and in parts of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory in Canada the fl bear may even be silver gray or white.
The fl bear is found in a variety of habitats that include tree-covered areas and meadows.
Although the fl bear is in the carnivora order, it is an omnivore and most of its diet is made up of plants.
www.nhptv.org /natureworks/blackbear.htm   (592 words)

 Black Bear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
American fl bears in the northeast are generally fl, often with a white patch on their chest.
Bears often inhabit inaccessible mixed stands of conifers and hardwoods with thick understory and swampy areas.
Even fl bear females with cubs are unlikely to attack people — they send their cubs up a tree and either retreat or bluff.
web.nhnature.org:8082 /black_bear_exhibit.html   (460 words)

 Community News - Black bear spotted on Grooms Road
Emily Lindsey, 23, who lives at the family farm on 753 Grooms Road, said she was alerted to the wildlife visitor by a telephone from her father who had picked up police radio reports of a bear in two nearby residential developments, Wishing Well and The Oaks.
She said the bear, about 4 feet tall, seemed to be hobbled by an injured hind leg when it climbed a tree before receiving a shock from an electified fence.
Black bears may be on the move this time of year as they forage for fillingfoods before denning up for the winter in November and December, said Gary Foster of the state Department of Environmental Conservation in Ray Brook.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10403672&BRD=1668&PAG=461&dept_id=7135&rfi=6   (234 words)

 Black Bears at the Alaska Zoo
Bears with this fur color are called "glacier" bears (referring to their coat color, not habitat!).
Black bears with this color of fur are extremely rare and usually found only in the region near Yakutat, Alaska.
Black bears are solitary for most of the year, except during breeding season in June or July.
www.alaskazoo.org /black_bear.htm   (839 words)

 Black Bear Habitat Information
Black bears occupy a variety of habitat; however, bear populations are densest in forested areas with a wide variety of seral stages.
While fl bears have been found to den in slash piles, under large rocks, and even on open ground, the most secure and thermally protective den sites are associated with large trees.
Over half of the suitable fl bear habitat in California is in public ownership of which an estimated 10 percent is managed as either wilderness or park.
www.dfg.ca.gov /hunting/bear/habitat.html   (489 words)

 Black bear natural history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the Adirondacks fl bears typically feed on the seasonal natural foods that are most abundant and nutritious.
Bears tend to follow the easiest travel routes, much as we do, and tracks can often be seen along foot trails, stream edges and lakeshores.
Black bears are excellent climbers and will climb trees for fruits and nuts, to escape danger, to sleep or to pull down improperly hung food sacks.
www.wcs.org /international/northamerica/Adirondacks/adirondackbbear/adirondackbbearfacts   (985 words)

 Black Bears - The Wildlife Animals of British Columbia, Canada. Black Bear
Black Bears - The Wildlife Animals of British Columbia, Canada.
Description - Typical coloration of Black Bears in the west is fl to cinnamon with a white blaze on the chest and in the east, fl.
Hunting Black Bears is a popular sport, the meat is eaten and often the hides are made into rugs.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/animals/blackbear.htm   (309 words)

 Black Bear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Individual fl bears are primarily active during the warmer months of the year, but signs of their presence have been observed during every month.
Bears enter into a deep sleep during the colder months, but their general metabolism is maintained at nearly normal levels; thus, they are not true hibernators.
Adult fl bears have no natural predators except man, although a cub may occasionally be killed by a red wolf, bobcat, or mountain lion.
www.dlia.org /atbi/species/animals/vertebrates/mammals/ursidae/Ursus_americanus.shtml   (2613 words)

 Yellowstone National Park's Wildlife: Black Bear
Black bears are the lesser known of the bear family in Yellowstone.
Black bears are not all fl; their coats can be cinnamon, blonde, brown or fl.
Black bears are smaller than grizzlies: adult males weigh between 200 and 600 pounds, females between 150 and 400 pounds.
www.yellowstone.net /wildlife/blackbear.htm   (249 words)

 Black Bear
Black Bear pass, also know as Ingram Pass, is one of Colorado's oldest and most famous Jeep trails.
This road's clam to fame is the extremely narrow steep switchbacks located on the Telluride (west) side of the pass.
The summit of Black Bear (Ingram) Pass is located just to the south (right in the picture) of this peak.
jeep.club.4wdriver.com /catalog.html   (370 words)

 Black Bear Patrol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
As the New Jersey fl bear population successfully rebounded over the last 30 years, humans and bears are coming into increasing contact, with bears even breaking into houses for food.
Patrick Carr, a biologist and fl bear expert with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, says the number of fl bears is exploding in New Jersey.
Carr says his role is to maintain a healthy population of fl bears in the state, in balance with human needs.
acfnewsource.org /environment/bear_patrol.html   (683 words)

Black Bear Pass is well known for it’s treacherous down hill switchbacks, accompanied by a breath taking view of Telluride and Bridal Veil Falls.
The road begins to ascend quickly, about 1 mile down the road there will be a fork, take it to the right.
Almost 3 miles down the road drivers are faced with a decision; there is another fork in the road.
www.muddytires.com /trails/blackbearpass.htm   (741 words)

 San Juan Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is some tourism in the region, with the narrow gauge railway between Durango and Silverton being an attraction in the summer.
Jeeping is popular on the old trails which linked the historic mining camps, particularly thrilling is the Black Bear Road.
Visiting old ghost towns is popular, as are wilderness trekking and mountain climbing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/San_Juan_Mountains   (443 words)

 Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Black Bears usually have twins, born in the middle of winter.
While fl bear numbers are declining in some states due to road-building and housing developments, their population is currently stable in Pennsylvania.
Black bears do not really hibernate but enter into an equally fascinating state called `torpor` or winter dormancy.
www.pittsburghzoo.com /wildlife_lookUpAnimal_detail.asp?categoryname=&animal=13   (391 words)

 The American Black Bear: Keeping the Specie Alive
But bears are particularly important, especially to all people living in the US Not only are the bears a part of our nation’s heritage, but they have long been the inspiration for one of our most popular toys and comforts, the Teddy Bear.
Wildlife Viewing- Species Spotlight- Florida Black Bear - This site provides some basic information on the Florida Black bear, one of the locations where the bear is an endangered specie and efforts are being made to conserve their numbers.
As the bears were once in great number and are now in danger of extinction, this group is trying to preserve the bears'habitats to try to increase and preserve their population.
www.kn.sbc.com /wired/fil/pages/listamericanta.html   (625 words)

 Black Bear Road
Black Bear Road is a one-way, east-to-west, shortcut between Ouray and Telluride.
There really was a sign at the head of the road, stating "You don't have to be crazy to drive this road", but the sign was often stolen and eventually the responsible authorities ceased to replace it.
The "Black Bear Road" lyrics on this page were transcribed from the album; but the lyrics are also printed on the inside front album cover.
www.cw-mccall.com /works/bear/bear.shtml   (535 words)

 Moab 2001 Part 2
Black Bear really isn’t a novice trail, nor is it one you should do alone if you don’t have to.
Black Bear Road is a one-way down county road to this spot, where it becomes 2-way.
Now, if 4-wheelers were blocking a hiking trail or parking their rigs along a road, they would be towed and you would hear about it in every newspaper in the country.
www.southernhighrollers.com /trails/articles/colorado_2003_pt3.htm   (2939 words)

 Black Bear Road Trail Report
The Black Bear Road (BBR) originates at the top of Red Mountain Pass on State Highway 550 between Silverton, and Ouray.
The BBR is only open for a few short months in the late summer and early fall.
The Black Bear Road video is $20, and runs about half an hour or so and will show you all the highlights of the ride.
www.narrowgauge.org /4x4/html/blkbear.html   (1625 words)

 Stratton Area Bear Data
A significant bear area is defined as a road crossing critial to bears, and all areas within 400 meters of that road crossing.
Black bear travel corridors in the vicinity of Stratton, Vermont.
Black bear travel corridors, according to Forrest Hammond, biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, are forested habitats that are regionally important and are used by large numbers of bears to access critical seasonal foods or to link bear ranges and sub-populations.
www.rpc.windham.vt.us /gis/data/str_bear   (542 words)

 Black Bear Colorado 4WD Trail (4X4 Trail - Jeep Trail)
Black Bear Road is a thrilling, scenic 4-Wheel Drive road that thousands of people have experienced.
The road climbs quickly and panoramas to the east and south unfold.
Black Bear Road drops out of the basin above the waterfalls (upper left) to begin the steep hairpin turn descent.
www.4x4now.com /trcobb.htm   (772 words)

 Idaho Mountain Express: Black bear invades Bitterroot Road
This summer, like others, fl bears are scavenging local trash cans, bird feeders and any other potential food sources in search of easy meals.
Olson said a bear that enters a home is certainly deemed a problem, although the baited trap has not yet yielded any captures.
Black bears are essentially non-aggressive to humans but will protect their cubs and food, he said.
www.mtexpress.com /1999/08-04-99/8-4bear.htm   (670 words)

 Thin Air Mountain Tours: 4x4 Off-Road Tours. Located in Durango, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Black Bear Pass is not a journey to Telluride with the intention of arriving safely in
Black Bear road opens approximately the first week in July and will stay open until snowfall (approx.
Please, keep in mind Weather can shut the road down at any time.This road is deceiving and not for children under 6, or the person with back problems and or extreme fear of hights.
www.thinairmountaintours.com /468748.html   (102 words)

 North American Black Bear
Although these large creatures once roamed most of the United States, today they are found primarily throughout Canada and along the Canadian border states in the U.S. Black bears are still seen in remote areas of the south and southeast, in places like the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and as far south as Florida.
Black Bears are primarily vegetarian, and they'll spend hours upon hours looking for food.
Bears can run up to 30 miles per hour, are great climbers, love berries, fish, and leafy plants.
www.blackpineanimalpark.com /Animals/bears.htm   (264 words)

The rocky roads of the Alpine Loop were first used in the nineteenth century by miners who carted their mule-drawn wagons, laden with ore, to the mining towns of Silverton, Ouray, and Lake City.
Black Bear Pass Road begins near the summit of Red Mountain Pass and heads west to the 12,840-foot summit of Black Bear Pass.
From the pass, the road drops sharply on a shelf road, which cuts across a massive rock slide.
ebussilvertonws.ebusbuilder.com /index.asp?documentid=390   (2304 words)

 Black Bear Pass Trail
History: The Black Bear Pass Trail was originally constructed in the late 1800s to provide access to the Black Bear Mine.
The east end of the Black Bear Pass Trail is just south of the summit of Red Mountain pass on the west side of the Million Dollar Hyway, US 550.
The switchback portion of the trail is one-way, east to west.
www.treknow.com /colorado/backroads/southwest/black_bear_pass.htm   (303 words)

 Doug and Anna's Road Trip, Part A
Anna drove carefully on the mountain roads, worrying that we might come upon deer in the road, as we eventually came upon the horses, mystic in their proportions.
Alongside the road Anna (who was still driving) saw two shiny-marble-like eyes, then in the darkness she saw a darker darkness, and it was moving, and it was a bear.
Since bears at Yosemite love people food, and since we turned the light on in the car to eat the sandwiches, there was concern on at least one person's part over exactly how far back up the road the bear scrounging for food really was.
www.mrjumbo.com /contents/annatrip/roadtrip.html   (2236 words)

 AWF - Alabama Black Bear Alliance
The Alabama Wildlife Federation is a proud partner and sponsor of the Alabama Black Bear Alliance - a coalition of diverse interests with the goal of working cooperatively and voluntarily for the conservation of the fl bear in Alabama through research, education, and habitat management.
Human activities are the primary reason for the bear's decline and our efforts are the only hope for the bear's survival in the state.
The Alabama Black Bear Alliance, jointly sponsored by the Alabama Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, represents a broad coalition of landowners, state and federal agencies, private conservation groups, forest industry, agricultural interests and the academic community.
www.alabamawildlife.org /stewardship/al_black_bear_alliance.asp   (265 words)

 Black Bear
I did the Black Bear 40K race years ago and thought it was an incredibly fun trail.
The Black Bear 40K is one of the best races in the country.
Black Bear is touted as being an awesome, technical single track.
www.mtbr.com /trails/WestVirginia/BLACKBEAR.html   (983 words)

 Telluride Daily Planet
A vacationing couple from Missouri was killed Tuesday evening when their Jeep slipped off Black Bear Pass and rolled more than 900 feet down a steep slope.
The couple was descending the steep mountain road in a soft-top Jeep Wrangler when the accident occurred.
Though Black Bear Pass road is in places exceedingly steep and narrow, especially in a pitched rock section above Ingram Falls referred to as "The Stairs," fatal car accidents on it are rare, and there has not been a fatality in recent memory, police said.
www.telluridegateway.com /articles/2004/07/28/news/top_stories/news01.txt   (679 words)

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