10 Tips for Hiking in Bear Country

10 Tips for Hiking in Bear Country

Playing in Bear Country
Hiking takes you into places wild animals call home. You're the guest; they're the residents. It's up to you to learn how to enjoy spending time on their home turf without doing any damage. Statistically speaking, your chances of even seeing a bear are slim; the odds you'll be involved in an unpleasant encounter are slimmer still. But if you do encounter a bear, not knowing how to respond and behave could turn a dream day in the woods into a nightmare, or even cost you your life. So arm yourself with the information you need to stay safe, have fun and make bear-smart decisions now – then you won't constantly be worrying about what might lurk around every corner, and the woods will be safer for both people and…
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