“47-year-old Amie Adamson Found Dead in Apparent Bear Encounter near Yellowstone National Park”

By | July 24, 2023

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A woman was found dead near Yellowstone National Park in what authorities are calling “an apparent bear encounter.” The woman’s body was discovered on Buttermilk Trail in Montana, and grizzly bear tracks were found at the scene. An investigation is currently ongoing.

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Amie Adamson from Derby, Kansas. She left her career as a teacher in 2015 to embark on a backpacking journey across the United States. She even wrote a book about her adventures titled “Walking Out: One Teacher’s Reflections on Walking out of the Classroom to Walk America.” Adamson’s mother, Janet Adamson, described her daughter as beautiful, smart, and talented and said that she died doing what she loved.

Following the incident, the Custer Gallatin National Forest implemented an emergency closure of the Buttermilk Area for human safety. The population of grizzly bears in the area has been growing in recent years, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

This incident is not the first bear-related incident this year. In Arizona, a 66-year-old man was killed by a bear in an unprovoked attack while he was building a cabin. In Colorado, a 35-year-old sheepherder was severely wounded in a black bear attack.

To ensure safety in bear-populated areas, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks advises people to carry and know how to use bear spray, travel in groups whenever possible, avoid carcass sites, watch for signs of bears, make noise to alert bears of their presence, and not approach a bear.

The investigation into the woman’s death near Yellowstone National Park is ongoing, and authorities are taking necessary measures to ensure public safety in the area..

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