Originally Posted by muzz flaco
Really like the sound of some of the backpacking fishing trips being suggested. I went on a few pack-in fishing trips last year and really enjoyed them. Then again, we donít have grizzlies in AZ.
The whole bear thing can easily get blown out of reality. Get yourself a can of bear spray, read the directions so you know how to use it, the effective range is something like 30 ft so you have to let the bear get very close before spraying and pay attention to the wind. If you read Rich Osthoff's book you will see that he has logged some phenomenal miles hiking (usually solo) in the back country and has never had a bear incident, but if you continue to read you realize that record isn't by accident, he is religious about keeping a clean camp and doesn't sleep near any food, where possible the food is hoisted into a tree.