Despite the frigid weather, not all grizzly bears in the valley have settled in for the winter. Here, Mark Zehnder takes a close look at fresh grizzly bear tracks along the BC Hydro transmission line near the Toby Benches on Sunday, December 8th.  The bear was still active despite temperatures that were colder than at any point last year. Below: a detailed zoom shows claw drag marks seen in the snow. Photos by George  Oliver

Despite the frigid weather, not all grizzly bears in the valley have settled in for the winter. Here, Mark Zehnder takes a close look at fresh grizzly bear tracks along the BC Hydro transmission line near the Toby Benches on Sunday, December 8th. The bear was still active despite temperatures that were colder than at any point last year. Below: a detailed zoom shows claw drag marks seen in the snow.Photos by George Oliver