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Old 05-14-2018   #1
 
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Bear(s) at Pumphouse, Upper C

A bear knocked over all trash cans in lower Pumphouse campground last night. It also ripped the lid off a cooler on a boat floating amongst 5 in the eddy. The cooler was double strapped under a paco pad. The paco was unharmed, straps still strapped, and the lid is probably floating downstream right now.

Happy 2018 season y'all!

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Old 05-14-2018   #2
 
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Looks like a reoccurring theme, hopefully good bear practices will prevail and not encourage bad behavior.
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Old 05-15-2018   #3
 
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"Patent Pending"

New "Yeti Cooler retrieval unit"... Be careful out there!!
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Old 05-15-2018   #4
 
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That place would be a lot safer without all the front range gapers up there!!!
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Old 05-16-2018   #5
 
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I rolled in to the pump house camp ground Friday, May 4th (11 days ago) at about 1030 in the evening and parked in the trailer parking area in the middle lot. I set up my bed in the back of the pick up. It was a beautiful night so i had the tail gate up but the window open. Just as i was dozing off, a noise! To my surprise there was a Bear head peering in the window. Must of scared him off when i screamed like a little girl (no offense ladies) but some other folks said he had come back a few times, tried to make off with a cooler (hey Boo-Boo lets go looking for some pick-i-nic baskets). They said he didn't leave until about 3am when the let off a shot!

I was scared of the bear, but campers with guns kinda scare me too. They did have some young children....

I guess its spring on the upper-C

On a side note, I was up there last labor day weekend and the river was a total shit show. No pfd's, trash floating, and someone had set up a zip-line across the river at the warm springs. I hate having to pull a permit like anyone else but it ridiculous there.
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Old 05-24-2018   #6
 
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It was one of the old igloos, definitely our weakest cooler. Looks like it tried both sides with it's teeth. Found the lid on an island above Radium.
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Old 05-24-2018   #7
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On a side note, I was up there last labor day weekend and the river was a total shit show. No pfd's, trash floating, and someone had set up a zip-line across the river at the warm springs. I hate having to pull a permit like anyone else but it ridiculous there.[/QUOTE]

Look up shitshow on wiki and you will see the upper C on a holiday weekend. Something needs to be done before these idiots drown.
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Bear spray;

My two daughters are going up camping and hiking this Memorial Day weekend. I purchased this bear spray for them to carry, along with their regular lead dispenser's. Just to be safe.
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Old 05-28-2018   #9
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An Alaskan ranger with a sense of humor explained to someone how to know if bears were about, how to avoid them, and what kind of bear was in the area.

He said, first wear bells on your shoes, make lots of noise, and carry bear spray.
If you see bear scat pay close attention; if you see berries, twigs and leaves in the scat, it's a black bear and probably not much of a problem.
If you see smashed bells and crushed bear spray cans in the scat, that's a Grizzly and can be a problem..........
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Spot on Shutzie.

Another good thing to remember when in bear country is to always bring someone with you that is slower than you at running.
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