Saturday, July 25, 2009
Bear with us....literally
We just left the Adirondacks in upstate New York, where we camped on a small island in Lower Saranac Lake and spent the days paddling and hiking. At night, we hung our food from trees--standard practice for avoiding messy visits from bears, racoons and other local residents.
During one visit to a paddling outfitter in the town of Saranac Lake, we learned about the bear-proof containers that are popular among backcountry campers in this area. Then we read this in today's New York Times.
Too bad Yellow-Yellow wasn't around when we couldn't pry open one of our front hatch covers....