The boys were planning on going 2 more miles up, I said forget it. There were some cool trails but Bill didn't want me going down them alone because if I fell, who knows when someone would find me. So I went back down the main road and ran into some women we met on the way up. I get down and about an hour later Scott shows up. He had gone down the paths and had been chased by a grizzley. And didn't have the camera, Bryan had it. He had gotten tired so he left Bill and Bryan. About an hour after that, Bill and Bryan show up. They didn't find the black swifts - we found out later that they weren't there yet. And at the end of the week when we were elsewhere, they had opened the road to where they hiked. We did not see any snow up to that height.
We had planned to look for the black backed woodpeckers but we couldn't hike any more.