ANCHORAGE — Two employees of an Alaska backcountry lodge startled an adult grizzly bear while running on a trail in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The bear stepped out of thick brush and mauled one woman while the other ran for help.
Gabriele Markel, 20, was recovering Wednesday at an Anchorage hospital. Her wounds, which authorities described as bites and scratches on her head, back and arm, weren’t considered life-threatening. She was upgraded to good condition from fair on Wednesday, authorities said.