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Under what conditions can a guide be highly confident of protecting clients against brown bears without using firearms?

This is only a partial answer, and I don't feel comfortable citing the following source without permission. I e-mailed a highly condensed version of my question to a reputable guiding company ...
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Purchasing land

The OP has narrowed her original post considerably. She is interested in buying a small lot (maybe around 2 acres) with wild, beautiful, mountaineous views where she could build a small vacation ...
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Why does the Iditarod sled dog race use separate routes in alternating years?

The original route of the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race, which started in 1973, was what is now known as the Northern Route. In 1977 the Iditarod Board of Directors decided to split the route into two ...
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Purchasing land

IMO there are plenty of excellent sites on flat land with very good views of mountains and even river/lake at the same time. However, don't let that put you off finding a mountain site to put your ...
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Under what conditions can a guide be highly confident of protecting clients against brown bears without using firearms?

There are a number of circumstances where bear spray is at a disadvantage to firearms including environmental factors like wind, rain and cold temperatures. Know the product! Winds, rain, snow, ...
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Driving in Alaska - Antispray device

I used to live in Washington state. There are similar regulations there. As Charlie says in his comment this is "legalese for mud flaps" For passenger cars it is integral to the cars design. Think ...
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Printable maps of the Tony Knowles coastal trail

I found an image of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail available at: http://www.mappery.com/maps/Tony-Knowles-Coastal-Trail-Alaska-Map.jpg It is exactly the same as the "printable map" that you linked ...
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What is the record for the longest amount of time someone spent on the summits of Denali and Aconcagua?

This does not answer your question directly, but does shine some light on how long people can do demanding work, physically and mentally, at similar altitudes. According to Thin Ice: Unlocking the ...
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Printable maps of the Tony Knowles coastal trail

I don't know that trail, but check OpenStreetMaps. That database has become pretty good in recent years, even for trails. Paper maps are a good failsafe, and bringing a paper map and compass is a ...
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Under what conditions can a guide be highly confident of protecting clients against brown bears without using firearms?

They might be confident to carry bear spray because it is the better and safer option than carrying a gun. This was discussed a bunch of times on TGO already, one example of it can be found in this ...
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