This photo was taken by my riding partner riding south on the Dempster Highway, Yukon, Canada. We still had 230 miles of gravel and no alternative road to the nearest blacktop (Highway 2).
Before reentering the Ogilvie Mountains, we encountered our third grizzly bear on the side of the road. This bear was large (about 1100 lb Male), unconcerned with our desire to pass on the only road heading south. On each side of the road is tundra frozen 1600 feet deep with a thick mossy like covering. The bear can run on it, but we can't ride on it.
Prepared to return in the direction I came, I moved towards the bear and angled in a direction where I could easily turn and return in the opposite direction. Using my horn, I got the bears attention. The bear slowly moved off the side of the road into the brush. After a few minutes, we decided to pass his location at a rather brisk pace. I was amazed at how easily a large grizzly bear was able to blend into the brush without being seen when we passed. This experience made me wonder how many grizzlies we had passed on the side of the road and not seen. This road was littered with grizzly bear dung.