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[at-l] Bear Reports?

In a message dated 6/11/2001 9:12:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
charles@uswnet.com writes:

> I just got back from taking a couple of hikers to Springer and they told me
> that there have been reports of bears tearing into packs at the shelters
> between Stover Creek and Neel's Gap.  Has anyone else heard this?
> Does anyone have a favorite way of dealing with bears (besides running in
> the opposite direction?)  

Haven't heard that one, but regardless of the situation, running is the very 
worst you can do........  as is leaving unprotected leftover food in a 
shelter where a bear is likely to return for another free meal.

Throw rocks, not snicker bars!


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