Ding-a-ling-ling! That's the sound of the bears' inner alarm. They've been waking up in the mountain forests of Suskeegach for over a month now.
How do I know? Easy - skunk cabbage. The other day I went for a walk around Chinook Lake Trail and the center pistil of the skunk cabbage was missing. For some reason, bears like that center spear as a tasty wake-up snack.
Now that they're up, that means - BEWARE! Especially because the most aggressive bear will be a Mama protecting her cubbies.