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thebranstonbear 01-25-2021 03:12 PM

New hobby, new on here.
 
Hi!

I'm 26 y.o F from new west.
I've hiked quite a bit in my life but am trying to get into back packing and over my fears of bears lol.

Anyone have any idea where the safest places are for multiday/overnight back packing trips?

Preferrably within a 3 hour drive from new west :D


BTW. I have a feeling you'll all see me on here quite a bit!

solo75 01-25-2021 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by thebranstonbear (Post 854570)
I've hiked quite a bit in my life but am trying to get into back packing and over my fears of bears lol. Anyone have any idea where the safest places are for multiday/overnight back packing trips?

I'd be more worried about my car being vandalized while I'm gone. Manning Park is safe as I've never heard about bear attack there. I've been hiking for 45 years and never had a bear attack instead I had been bluffed charged by grouse quite a few times. The best information on bears is by Dr Tom Smith, a wildlife biologist. I wouldn't worry too much...just go out and have fun but respect the environment.

zeljkok 01-25-2021 04:54 PM

In all honesty, I am way more afraid of people than animals
But yes, Manning is good choice

martin 01-27-2021 09:29 PM

Yeah don't worry too much about the bears, I have a co-worker that lives in Coquitlam who doesn't hike, and he sees way more (urban) bears than I do hiking. Last year he showed me a video of a bear rummaging through stuff on his back patio!


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