I've got my back-country permit and I'm ready to see some bears! None spotted yet...I'll keep you posted. I have spotted some rain clouds, but I'm already at a shelter, so I'm not too worried this afternoon.
This shelter comes equipped with a bear pole to hang your food bag...I suppose I should probably use it. Also, in stark contrast to the minimalist privy I took a picture of south of here, we've got a regular privy-condo setup here..pretty swanky!