llholmes1948 wrote:I think if you follow the park guidelines and stay alert you should be fine. You can get current bear advice at the ranger stations and visitors center as far as bears frequenting certain trails.
I don't recall reading of any bear problems at the Many Glacier campground in recent years. There was a fatal bear attack there late season years ago (the death of Mary Pat Mahoney on Sept. 23, 1976) but no recent problems that I am aware of.
It is well to keep in mind that there has not been a fatal bear attack in the Park since 1998 as I recall and there has not been a serious bear attack since 2005 despite the fact that about a million people visit the Park each year. Based on 2007 statistics, 102 people will be killed in highway accidents in the U.S. today but no one will be killed or seriously injured by a bear.
Hope you have a great trip and will post a report.
Lauralie0230 wrote:Thank you all for your comments... I am feeling better about it . I just want make sure I am being as safe as possible!
Another couple of questions.... having a few marshmellows over the fire at night? bad idea???
and as far as having lunch on our trail.... is it a bad idea to pack some turkey sandwiches(yes I know pack in pack out)... will this attract bears.... I don't know if I am keen on the Mountain House products. My husband has brought them along while hiking plenty of times... but I"m kinda a picky eater.
Beargrass wrote:It's good to be scared your senses will be heighten and you'll see and hear things that you will think is a bear but will be a stump or the wind....haha.
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