A little while ago they changed the federal law with respect to carry in National Parks. Basically, if you are legal to carry in the state the Park is in, you are legal in the Park. For me in Virginia, that means concealed permit (unless you want to argue open carry being legal).For you guys who carry (I always fly into wilderness so no firearms) what are the rules? You can open carry or carry concealed (out of convenience) because you are in the woods? The national parks are no firearms right or is it no firearms in buildings in national park?
But getting back to bears, spray and awareness is the way to go IMO. But even that might not be enough in the wild. Prayers for his family and friends.