The Lost Grizzlies by Rick Bass
A Search for Survivors in the Colorado Wilderness

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Do grizzly bears still wander the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, where they have long been considered extinct? If so, can they elude the naturalists determined to prove that these bears, smarter than all other bears, survive in the mountain wilderness? Rick Bass, along with veteran grizzly expert Doug Peacock and biologist Dennis Sizemore, search for proof - a claw mark on a tree, a tuft of fur, bear tracks - and as they search an adventure unfolds that has as its mission the peaceful coexistence of humankind and the natural world. With the exhilarating insight his readers have come to expect, Rick Bass describes the dangers and clues on the trail of the grizzly, the mystery and beauty of the animal, and the courage, hope, and friendships at the heart of the search. The Lost Grizzlies is more than a foray into deep wilderness. It is, ultimately, as much about humans as it is about bears.

About Rick Bass

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Rick Bass lives in the Yaak Valley of Montana and is the author of The Watch, Ninemile Wolves, and Winter, among other books. His most recent book of short stories is In the Loyal Mountains.
Published November 17, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin. 239 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Just as importantly, this is a chance for Bass to ruminate on the loss of untouched land, ``the shrinking wild habitat of the soul.'' Throughout, there is sparkling stuff on the sacredness of the land, on premonitions that may swarm upon one when entering a landscape, on the value of humility whe...

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With grizzly expert Doug Peacock and biologist Dennis Sizemore, Bass (The Nine-Mile Wolves) made three trips to the area to follow up the sightings and to search for signs (tracks and claw marks on trees, scat) that they would send to a laboratory for confirmation.

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