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[pct-l] Park Politics

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In a message dated 11/3/02 9:10:44 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Montedodge@aol.com writes:

> Yosemite does have boxes in some areas, but they need to have them in all
> areas. They have a ton of bad bears where Glacier has few. Glacier has
> Grizzlies bears and many blacks and few problems, no canisters needed and
> bears and people seem to give each other space.  Yosemite's bears have been
> trained by weekend space-cadits with little knowledge or caring about bear's
> like of human food. Yosemite could learn alot from their sister park
> Glacier.
> Many Glacier  Campground even had " Backpacker" camp sites reserved for
> hikers in their car campground complete with bear boxes. Yosemite on the
> other hand wrote the book on what " Not" to do right in regard to handling
> bear problems!!!
> _______________________________________________

In Pennsylvania they have a saying if you spot a bear it will be in some ones
freezer by night fall. This sounds gruesome but PA has one of the largest
bear population and one of the largest bear kill during hunting season. Long
lives the Bears in Pa.
the number one backpacking state according to Backpackers Magazine.