Join Date: Jun 2009
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When I was camping in the Sequia and Yellowstone NPs there were signs everywhere about
bears. Each campsite had a "bear box" - a steel box anchored in concrete into which you were
to place your food, coolers, and anything with an aroma. The idea was to keep the bears out
of your vehicle. The bear box had a complex latching mechanism that bears are not supposed to
be able to open.
It did leave a small feeling of anxiety at night knowing that there might be a bear roaming
around the campsite with nothing between me and it except the thin fabric of a tent wall.
But, I never saw or heard any bears around the campsites - just on the trails while hiking,
and I kept a very respectful distance.