March 2018 BEAR HIBERNATION REPORT: East Flank & Pine Nuts

Alex Wierbinski's picture

By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 March 2018



East Flank & Pine Nuts

Bears wake after quiet winter,
Record Courier, March 13, 2018.

"As I was coming down Kingsbury, I saw some very fresh bear tracks," Nevada Department of Wildlife Human-Bear Conflict Specialist Heather Reich said. "It's about mid-March when the males start coming out."

"Sierra bears took to their dens this winter, but Reich said that wasn't the case further east."

"While our Sierra bears all denned as normal, bears in the Pine Nuts didn't," she said. "There was not a lot of snow out east, and the Pine Nuts had food available, so they didn't feel the need to den."

"Typically they come out of their den and drop down into the valleys, where all the green up is happening," Reich said. "Fresh grass is high in sugar content. As the snow melts, they follow the green up the mountain."

"People need to start getting their minds in gear for the bears..."

"Dogs are another deterrent for bears."

"They have a natural fear of dogs...The only predator against a bear is a wolf, bears are very reactive to dogs."


More Bear Info





Availability of human food shortens and disrupts bears' hibernation


Bear Hibernation News & Research

Bear News: High Sierra Bears Gorging for Winter

Scientists uncover surprising features of bear hibernation

Bears' seasonal hibernation linked to changes in gut microbes



Bear Tracks Departing Hibernation Den


Bear Tech & Culture



Bear News



March Trail News




Nature News


Climate Destruction News



Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News


Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History


Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News



All High Sierra News





2018 bear hibernation report High Sierra East Flank Pine Nuts


Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system

Latest News: RSS FEED

Syndicate content

Support Tahoe to Whitney

The Tahoe to Whitney Trail Guide and Magazine are walked, written, funded, and supported by my efforts, with the help of kindred spirits and my sister.

We offer valuable Trail Guide, Skills, Weather, News and Analysis.

My goal is to get you out to see your natural and social potential. Help me keep this unique resource accessible and expanding towards its potential. We've a lot of miles to cover ahead...

If you feel these efforts are valuable, I'm cordially inviting you to support them, here:



I am currently working towards publishing the completed guide between Tahoe & Yosemite as an e-book, while converting this "blog" to a fine magazine format. You will like the results! Help Tahoe to Whitney reach its potential!


Why Support Tahoe to Whitney?
Mission Statement