Bear Cans

I was amused to read about the bear Yellow Yellow’s ability to break into the BearVault 500.

When doing outdoor photography it is very important to know the bear-proof rules for your area. For instance, when I last hiked Tahoe, it was okay to use a bear-bag—a canvas bag that you throw up into the trees and anchor by tying to a tree. But in Yosemite and Mount Whitney, this is a big no-no as bears long ago figured out how to pull down a bear bag, you have to use a bear proof canister.

Upper Yosemite and Half Dome

Upper Yosemite and Half Dome
Yosemite Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, California
Nikon D70, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G, UV filter
f/11 at 1/20 second, 18mm (27mm), iso 200

Luckily, all campsites at Yosemite have food lockers to protect your stuff.

Look what can happen if you don’t obey the rules and leave aromatics like food and toothpaste in your car…

Video via my favorite blog on Yosemite, Yosemite Blog. here is another video.

That’s my car!

It’s interesting to read about these toolless bear can designs, but I guess they’re too clever for their own good.

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