Originally Posted by jsquires
And I wouldn't worry too much about the bears. Sometimes folks get Yosemite confused with Yellowstone. If you do camp out, you will need a bear cannister for your food. But it's not so much the bears are dangerous (although obviously any bear can be dangerous in a given situation), it's more that they've been "humanized" and are extremely clever about stealiing food.
I've seen a few people, on different occasions, backpacking, lose all thier food.. no harm.. but it can be a long hungry hike back, and cutting back your vacation plans.. bears are smart