Some of the pictures were pretty tricky, I think identifying one that you had glassed in the field would be easier. The shoulder hump is pretty tell tale and some of the pictures did not have a shoulder shot.
This is all theortical for me though never hunted in a region that has both species.
It's all theoretical for me too - I've never positively seen a grizzly. I might have seen one once when I lived in Banff, but I'm not sure. There was some decent Black Bear hunting around home, but I was never successful, and I refused to "get in line" at the dump for a shot at a garbage bear.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...