I would tell her just so she is aware, but point out to her that literally millions of people visit the Park each year. Bear attacks happen, but they are very rare. My girlfriend is completely aware of the risks of bear encounters in the park, and in fact she has had multiple close encounters (more than I have!). Even so, she is always happy to join me for a fishing trip, and we hike/backcountry camp very often.
Originally Posted by downtownfish
This is way off topic, but I have an extra can of bear pepper spray that I bought for a trip to Alaska. I bought two cans from mountaingear.com (one for me and one for my folks), but it turns out you can't fly with pepper spray. Doh! Anyway, I want to keep one, but if you or anyone else would like a good deal on the other one, let me know. I paid $40 each for the magnum size, and they came with holsters. I'd be glad to get $20 for it, and it would definitely offer some peace of mind to have it handy "just in case."
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
I got no style, I'm strictly roots.