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McHugh Trail Temporary Closure Bears Feeding on a Kill


(Anchorage, AK) – Chugach State Park managers have temporarily closed the McHugh-Rabbit Lakes Trail between McHugh Creek and McHugh Lake due to a report of bears feeding on a kill.

A park visitor said that his dogs alerted on a pair of bears feeding on a carcass between the 4 and 5 mile trail markers.   The bears retreated on seeing the hiker and dogs. Park staff will inspect the kill site and evaluate the need for a closure within the next several days.

Warning notifications are posted at the trailhead.

For further information, please contact the Chugach State Park Headquarters office at 345-5014.

Trail closures of this type are typically lifted after the carcass has been consumed, which is usually a process of several days to a week.

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