THE BEAR ALARM SYSTEM: How To Keep Black Bears From Ruining Your Face And Taking Your Kit Kats
In May 2000, my mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, parents, sister, grandmother, husband and I went to Yosemite National Park. My husband had spent a summer there in college and wanted to take us all back to show it off. It was a wonderful trip full of lots of hikes, gorgeous scenery, good food, beautiful stars...and bears.
|"Hey, there, my name is Bear. Yeah, yeah...just scoping the place out.|
Hey, you mind letting me have a bite of that Kit Kat? How 'bout your arm?"
|HALF DOME: We climbed up the backside. Mid-climb, I panicked like a|
flying fish who accidentally landed in Billy Earl's boat on his way back down.
(Isn't Billy Earl a nice name?) http://www.valleyoutdoors.com/
|He told me later that he made that bear clean up The Bear Alarm System from around the tent and pose for a picture with him as punishment for scaring him 7/8's to death. I think the bear said something like, "I don't have to look happy about it".|