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Re: hiking and bears

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hiking and bears
April 11, 2002 08:18PM
i plan on hiking this summer with my 12 yr old son, but to be honest, i'm a little worried about bear encounters. what is the best way to avoid an incident?
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April 12, 2002 11:22AM
You don't really need to be concerned too much. If you are backpacking, just be sure to use a bear container for your food. On day hikes you might see a bear but beyond a mock charge it'll leave you alone. To scare off a bear throw rocks, yell, and make yourself look big. Don't not run from a bear!

For more information: http://www.nps.gov/yose/nature/bears.htm
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