Bear Activity at McBride Glacier
Contact: Randy Larson, 907-697-2230
This notice is to advise kayakers of a potential for Bear/Human conflict at the mouth of McBride Inlet. On June 23rd, 2008 a group of five kayakers were camping on the south side of the entrance to McBride Glacier. They were sleeping in their tents at about 0900 hours and heard noises outside their tent. Upon looking outside they observed a large brown bear destroying their water bottles and kayak booties. Verbal attempts were made to haze the bear to no avail. One can of bear spray was deployed from about 20 feet and the bear hastily left the area and was not seen again. Due to this activity, we recommend no camping or shore landings 1 mile north and 1 mile south of the entrance to McBride Glacier.
Did You Know?
Glacier Bay has a maritime climate, heavily influenced by ocean currents. The result is mild winter and cool summer temperatures at sea level. Summer visitors can expect highs between 50-60F. Winter lows rarely drop into the single digits.