Black bears at Yosemite run the place. It’s our fault if they get implicated. 6 Bears have been hit by vehicles this year.
Six incidents of a bear taking something of value from a human occurred because backpackers failed to put all of their food in their food storage container or didn’t secure it properly.
In Yosemite Valley, bears have been reported in campgrounds every night. Bears got food from campsites after visitors either failed to store their food properly or because they were afraid of the bear and abandoned their food.
Last week, several backpacks were either taken or damaged after small food items were left inside.
SITE……………# of Incidents
LYV and JMT Trails – 6
Backpacker’s Camp – 6
North Pines – 4
Upper Pines – 3
Swinging Bridge – 2
Curry Village – 1
Yosemite Lodge – 1
Ahwahnee Hotel – 1
Housekeeping Camp – 2
Total – 26
Parking Lots – no incidents or damage
Campgrounds – 25 incidents with $707 of damage
Other Areas – 13 incidents with $357 of damage
Wilderness – 5 incidents with $742 of damage
Total – 43 incidents with $1,801 of damage
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “May I introduce to you, the act you’ve known for all these years: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – The Beatles
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