“47-Year-Old Amie Adamson Found Dead in Yellowstone Bear Encounter”

By | July 24, 2023



A woman was found dead near Yellowstone National Park in what authorities believe to be an apparent bear encounter. The body of Amie Adamson, a 47-year-old from Derby, Kansas, was discovered on Buttermilk Trail west of West Yellowstone, Montana. Grizzly bear tracks were found at the scene, and an investigation is currently ongoing.

Adamson was an avid outdoors enthusiast who had left her teaching career in 2015 to embark on a journey backpacking 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.” Her mother, Janet Adamson, described her daughter as smart, talented, and beautiful.

The incident has prompted authorities to implement an emergency closure of the Buttermilk Area in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, located approximately 8 miles from West Yellowstone, to ensure human safety.

This tragic incident highlights the growing population of grizzly bears in the area. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has stated that the population has increased in recent years. It also serves as a reminder for people venturing into bear-inhabited areas to take precautions. Some of these precautions include carrying and knowing how to use bear spray, traveling in groups whenever possible, avoiding carcass sites and concentrations of scavengers, watching for signs of bears, making noise to alert bears to your presence, and avoiding approaching bears.

This incident follows other recent bear-related incidents, such as a highly unusual unprovoked bear attack in Arizona that resulted in the death of a 66-year-old man, as well as an attack on a sheepherder in Colorado.

The loss of Amie Adamson is a devastating reminder of the dangers associated with wildlife encounters and the importance of respecting and understanding the habitats of these animals..