Edward: I'm jealous, too. It one of the few charismatic mega-fuana I haven't seen yet in North America. Polar Bear in the wild being the other. But griz, black, Dall stone, mountain sheep, goat, caribou, musk oxen, moose, deer, antelope, peccary, wolf, coyote, bobcat, lynx, etc, etc - Yes.
I've heard that sometimes mountain-lion researchers need to stare at a tree for 10 minutes to spy one. They only know it is in the tree because the dogs are yapping up a storm.
Regarding the food chain:
My wife was hiking in Denali. Saw something that looked like a drunken bicyclist coming from a mile away. It was a caribou, tongue hanging out, exhausted, wobbling, which saw her, panicked, and darted off the side. She was left wondering, WTF? Many minutes later comes a wolf, in an easy loping gait it could maintain all day. It got to where the caribou turned, looked that way, looked at her, looked towards the 'bou, looked at her (as if to decide, "Chicken? Or Beef?"), than then trotted off after the caribou.
She definitely felt more like a item on the menu than usual.