This story is based on an interview with Kalin Grigg and Jennifer Stark, conducted by David Petersen, and a telephone interview with Robert Thompson, conducted by Thomas Curwen. Italics designate comments spoken during the chase and recalled by the subjects. Comments recorded by the writers are enclosed in quotation marks.
Information about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and bears in Alaska is taken from interviews with Richard Voss, refuge manager, and with Bruce Bartley, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Information about the Huffmans and this particular grizzly is taken from an account of the attack and the necropsy results published in the Anchorage Daily News, the Connecticut Post, on KTUU.com and through the Associated Press.