It seems the bears have moved upstream now and are eating the spawning fish. So it is easier to go hiking. Still recommended to hike with at least 3 people or carry. Now if only I knew how to use the thing.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover" ----- Mark Twain