Where he died isn’t really all that remote, or even rugged. Well, think about it, someone drove a bus there and left it after it died on them. I’d rather be stuck there than in the cities he wandered through, much safer. Critters will leave you alone for the most part. Even the griz’es leave you be unless you do something really stupid, like try and pet them or tease the cubs when mom’s around. – I see tourist try and pet the black bears around here all the time. It’s only divine intervention that saves those idiots. I actually had to stop an old lady with a walker once on my way home from work one evening. She was ‘walking’ up to a bear munching on a salmon along side the road. Her husband was there with a camera and a grin…..either he planned this to get rid of her, or he was just as stupid.
One thing about the bush though, it’s very easy to get turned around and lost. Two girls just got lost looking for ‘the buss’ a couple weeks ago. Luckily two days later they miraculously got cell phone coverage and were picked up.