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....looking for pieces of climbers from the day's activities


That's a morbid bit of imagery!

I had heard earlier in the season that there was a small bear traveling between Undercliff/Overcliff and that the bear had rummaged a few packs. Also that someone had topped out and the bear was standing there....

Hopefully we aren't getting a bear or two trained for human food. I think that was the only sad part of visiting Yosemite I experienced. It's not a "bear problem;" it's a "people problem," since we know better. It was amazing to me how many people knew full well how much of an opportunity they were providing bears there, by being careless about things, and yet still did it. Bears have died because of that laziness (in Yosemite).