Friday, June 10, 2011

The polar bear trap

Here is some of the landscape on our way to see the bear trap.  This is June 3, heading towards the mountain where the trap is:

The trap was still quite buried in snow, but we could see the entrance.  They think it's between 400-800 years old.  They would bait it with meat, and the bear would squeeze in and couldn't get out again, and the hunters would spear it.  That's the entrance below the little snow drift on top of it.

More beautiful views from the site:

... next stop, a seagull nesting area on some cliffs... stay tuned!

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