“Amie Adamson, Victim of Fatal Bear Mauling in Yellowstone National Park”

By | July 24, 2023

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Amie Adamson, a 47-year-old woman from Derby, Kansas, tragically lost her life in a bear mauling incident on Saturday. Her family members have confirmed her identity as the victim. This devastating news was shared by her mother, Janet Adamson, on Facebook, where she described Amie as beautiful, smart, and talented. Janet also appeared on Good Morning America, where she revealed that Amie was working in Yellowstone National Park during the summer and was on a morning hike when the grizzly attack occurred.

Amie’s love for nature and outdoor activities was evident in her daily routines. She would wake up early every morning to walk, hike, or run, reveling in the beauty of Yellowstone. Her mother believes that she died doing what she loved most. Janet herself had quit her teaching job eight years ago to embark on a backpacking journey, which she later chronicled in her book, “Walking Out: One Teacher’s Reflections on Walking out of the Classroom to Walk America.”

Authorities were alerted to the incident when a deceased hiker was discovered on the Buttermilk Trail, approximately 8 miles west of West Yellowstone. The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks agency confirmed that the woman had suffered injuries consistent with a bear attack. Bear tracks belonging to an adult grizzly and at least one cub were found near the site.

Amie was alone at the time of the encounter, and no bear spray or firearms were found at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the FWP and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of wildlife encounters and the importance of taking precautions when venturing into bear habitats. It is a heartbreaking loss for Amie’s family and friends, who will remember her for her adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors..