The Hungry Horse News reports that a Kalispell man and his two sons found out just how fast a grizzly bear can run during a recent trek in Glacier National Park. Mark Iavicoli and his sons, Nick, 21, and Vince, 12, were hiking the Highline Trail recently on a three-day vacation in the Park en route to Many Glacier via Swiftcurrent Pass. They were nearing Granite Park Chalet when they saw a sow grizzly and her cub in the distance not too far from the trail, about 300 yards or so. They decided to wait as the sow traversed back and forth across the rocky slopes near the trail.
The bear came over a knob of rock about 100 yards away and the three started to back up. The bear really didn’t pay attention to them and went back up the hillside, about 200 yards away. They figured they were safe when the grizzly made her move.