Grizzly Attacks Off Trail Woman at Savage River in Denali

The Anchorage Daily News reports Joanne Saunders, 52, suffered a broken nose and ripped leg after being attacked by a grizzly in Savage River area of Denali

Saunders said she was sitting on a rock when the bear ran at her. She adopted a fetal position until the bear left.

The confrontation with the Saunders took place in the early afternoon on the west side of the Savage River not far from where a footbridge crosses the water about a mile and a half from the park road. They were off trail at the time.

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