"An older Grizzly Bear track in the sand, it is somewhat easy to see how old a track is. Important because, especially in sand, a fresh track wears out fairly quickly due to winds, and rain will alter the print very quickly. When I view this track, I feel it to be a few hours old, and perhaps a day old. The weather had not been too windy and no rain. So this track was not new, and of little concern unless there is a beached whale, seal or walrus. Bears are usually scavenging on carrion from winterkill and this can be a dangerous encounter, I usually turn around and change beaches."