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Runner in Alaska Survives Bear Swipe (Read 47 times)

FreeSoul87


Runs4Sanity

    *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

    PRs

    5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

    10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

    15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

    13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

    26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015

     

    jamezilla


    Follower of Forrest

      This reminds me...snowdenrun hasn't been around in a while.

      6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

       

      A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


       

      runtraildc


        Thanks for sharing FreeSoul--  where I am now, it's the humans on the trails I have to worry about, but I lived on kodiak island for a couple of years.  Gorgeous place, but not so much for trail running unless you were armed, and still not the best idea.  I saw how quickly those bears can move and knew not to risk it.

         

        Moose are another beast to be wary of.

        FreeSoul87


        Runs4Sanity

          Heck, I've just got White-Tail in Southern Indiana and I don't want to run into either a mother and fawn or a rutting buck lol. I can only imagine living in areas with bears, moose and other large animals.

          *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

          PRs

          5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

          10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

          15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

          13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

          26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015

           

          jonferg67


          Endless trails

            This reminds me...snowdenrun hasn't been around in a while.

             

            That's true, and she does live in Alaska, but I don't think she's a jogger.

            Charles Moman


              I'm at Tacoma airport waiting for our flight to Fairbanks. Our daughter is getting married in Denali on Saturday. If not for my accident two months ago, I would be doing some trails while in AK. As it is, I will be a tasty morsel for a grizzly this time. Though less meat since I lost so much weight!

              mtwarden


              running under the BigSky

                glad it turned out OK

                 

                when I run (or hike) in grizzly country I always carry spray- it's a proven deterrent and has saved numerous lives; obviously paying close attention to your environ is a top priority in any backcountry setting

                                                                           2014 

                HURL Fat Ass 50k  1/11- DNS sick :(

                Zion Traverse 47 miles 4/5 DNS :( stress fracture in heel

                Don't Fence Me In 30k  14k 5/10 ✓

                Pengelly Double Dip 13.1 miles & 3000' 6/7 ✓

                Devils Backbone 50 mile (I'm running 25 as a two person relay) 7/19 ✓ Wow!

                Ellkhorn 23k 8/2- this is a maybe- little close to the Bridger???? signed up :)  ✓ 

                Bridge Ridge Run 20 miles 8/9  ✓ 

                FreeSoul87


                Runs4Sanity

                  They won't release her name, is snowdenrun married to a soldier?

                  *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                  PRs

                  5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                  10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                  15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

                  13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                  26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015

                   

                  AT-runner


                    They won't release her name, is snowdenrun married to a soldier?

                     

                    No, she's a firefighter from Sitka.

                    jamezilla


                    Follower of Forrest

                      I wasn't suggesting it was her...just reminded me that she hasn't been around.

                      6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                       

                      A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                       

                      FreeSoul87


                      Runs4Sanity

                        Hmmm too bad they won't release the name, anybody who can run in bear, moose, mountain lion country is badass in my opinion. Hell, anyone who runs in Africa or other countries with large predators is badass in my opinion.

                        *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                        PRs

                        5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                        10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                        15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

                        13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                        26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015

                         

                          Hmmm too bad they won't release the name, anybody who can run in bear, moose, mountain lion country is badass in my opinion. Hell, anyone who runs in Africa or other countries with large predators is badass in my opinion.

                          She asked that her name not be released.

                          "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog
                          MarkO1969


                            mtwarden (or anyone), do you carry bear specific pepper spray or just normal pepper spray?  I've recently moved to N. California (east of Sacramento) and there have been a few bear sightings on/near the trails lately, so I'm considering getting some spray just in case.

                            Mark O.

                            Rocklin, CA

                            FreeSoul87


                            Runs4Sanity

                              True, wonder why?

                               

                              She asked that her name not be released.

                              *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                              PRs

                              5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                              10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                              15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

                              13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                              26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015

                               

                              mtwarden


                              running under the BigSky

                                mtwarden (or anyone), do you carry bear specific pepper spray or just normal pepper spray?  I've recently moved to N. California (east of Sacramento) and there have been a few bear sightings on/near the trails lately, so I'm considering getting some spray just in case.

                                 

                                I use UDAP- 8 oz, I think any of the bear sprays will do, do NOT get pepper spray designed for people- it's not strong enough and doesn't typically have enough volume- and if need be bear spray is very effective on people

                                                                                           2014 

                                HURL Fat Ass 50k  1/11- DNS sick :(

                                Zion Traverse 47 miles 4/5 DNS :( stress fracture in heel

                                Don't Fence Me In 30k  14k 5/10 ✓

                                Pengelly Double Dip 13.1 miles & 3000' 6/7 ✓

                                Devils Backbone 50 mile (I'm running 25 as a two person relay) 7/19 ✓ Wow!

                                Ellkhorn 23k 8/2- this is a maybe- little close to the Bridger???? signed up :)  ✓ 

                                Bridge Ridge Run 20 miles 8/9  ✓ 

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