This next day trip is based on seeing a sign. I was checking out the southwest corner of the park (on a map, of course.) I was thinking of water high as in waterfalls, definitely no paddle up that creek. I’d followed a creek past Sheep Falls, another no place for the meek, past a Ranger Station home of Brown, when it jumped out at me, the sign: Ω. It was upside down and tilted. I was sure that if I hiked that trail I’d be rewarded. Somehow. If nothing else, I’d gaze at 2 or 3 waterfalls.
Then my eyes wandered down below the park and found an island in a cold lake in a wilderness area. I tarried scant though once I learned that it was prime grizzly bear habitat. Which is better, I ask you real life westerners: wearing bear bells or carrying pepper spray?
bear bells are good to wear to give a “heads up” but they are referred to as “dinner bells”. Always carry bear spray, it has saved lives and there are good videos on you tube on how to use.