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Old 08-04-2021, 07:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sleverest View Post

I likely won't even bother with the islands as I don't want to pack in that much wood, although I like the appeal of not worrying about bears.
It seems to be a common misconception that island campsites are free from bears. This is not at all true. A few year ago on Lows (not far from Lila), there was a then famous swimming bear, that for two years during camping seaon, would nightly swim a half mile between several islands and the mainland to visit and if possible raid campsites on the islands, then make the shoreline campsite circuit back to the starting point. I know he was successful with at least one Boy Scout troop who I knew, where he grabbed a food bag.
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