The number one thing experts say to do during a bear encounter is to stay calm and, whatever you do, don’t run. Funny enough, it turns out the only thoughts that flood someones mind when during a bear encounter is to run for their lives.
These hikers did a great job of staying relatively calm and taking their time to back away from this massive grizzly they encountered in Glacier National Park without running. How they handled the situation played a huge role in saving their lives. Even though the reaction of a bear or any wild animal is always up to chance, it helps to handle it like this.