A small group of wildlife guides and British and Canadian military veterans hiked 7,000 feet up the Selkirk Mountains to track grizzly bears. All were survivors of physical and mental wounds. There was Julius Strauss who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from wars in the Middle East. There was was Joe Humphrey, former Royal Marine, who suffered leg amputation from combat. The Wild Bear Lodge Project, founded by Prince Harry, was created so military veterans and conservation experts could exchange skills. At the same time to allow nature and bears to heal them. "Nature and animals tend to behave predictably. I also think that it’s just good for us to be observant and get out of our own heads," said Sage Raymond, who has been working at the lodge for more than four years.

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