This week we’ve seen two grizzly bears in the Canadian Rockies. And we’ve heard reports of many other bear sightings. That’s not a warning to stay away. That’s a reminder to be alert. Do you know how to avoid a bear encounter? If you do, and you use what you know, you’ll increase your safety dramatically. Go to this page of our website — http://www.hikingcamping.com/bear-safety.php — to learn about a 30-minute MP3 that you can download to your computer. Listening to it, perhaps while driving to the trailhead, will help ensure your safety while hiking in bear country.