A Kansas girl mauled by a grizzly bear whereas climbing on a Montana path close to Yellowstone National Park was an avid hiker who give up instructing to backpack throughout the nation and “died doing what she cherished,” relations stated.
Amie Adamson’s physique was discovered Saturday within the Buttermilk Trail simply west of the nationwide park, in accordance with authorities with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Officials confirmed Adamson “encountered” a grizzly based mostly on the tracks the animal left within the space the place her physique was discovered.
Adamson’s mom, Janet, posted the grim information on Facebook.
“This might be the toughest factor I’ve ever needed to placed on right here. Yesterday morning we misplaced our stunning, sensible, gifted daughter, Amie. Our first born,” the grieving mother wrote.
Janet Adamson instructed “Good Morning America” her daughter was an avid hiker who traveled throughout the nation and “died doing what she cherished.”
Amie Adamson, 47, give up her instructing profession in 2015 to backpack throughout the U.S. and wrote about her adventures in her guide, “Walking Out: One Teacher’s Reflections on Walking out of the Classroom to Walk America.”
In 2018, Adamson posted a scenic shot on her Facebook with the phrases, “We don’t have anything to lose and a world to see.”
“Every morning, she’s stand up early, and he or she’s stroll, hike or run,” Janet Adamson stated of her daughter. “Running via that great thing about Yellowstone — she was nearly in heaven.”
Wildlife officers carried out an emergency closure of Custer Gallatin National Forest the place her physique was found.
Adamson’s dying put a highlight on latest animal assaults skilled by hikers in Yellowstone National Park and different areas.
A bison final month gorged a 47-year-old girl within the chest in entrance of the Lake Lodge Cabins north of Lake Yellowstone. The girl suffered “important” accidents to her chest and stomach, park service officers stated.
In a separate incident, Tucson, AZ resident Steven Jackson, 66, was killed by a bear as he was sitting outdoors a campsite final month.
A shepherd was additionally killed on July 11 after he was attacked by a black bear within the San Juan National Forest in Colorado, in accordance with Colorado Parks and Wildlife authorities.
The 35-year-old shepherd suffered chunk wounds to his head, his left hand and arm. Authorities additionally discovered “extreme lacerations” on his hip and scratches on his again.