Return of tourists tests Chilkoot corridor


September 1, 2022

Max Graham

Tourists photograph a brown bear sow, known by some as Lulu, and her two cubs Tuesday evening on the road to Chilkoot Lake. The state finished renovating the corridor last year but crowding issues persist.

After two slow pandemic seasons, tourists are once again flocking to the Chilkoot River, causing traffic jams and flouting bear safety protocol.

Recent reports of crowding and reckless behavior during peak bear-viewing season at the state recreat...

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