A 30 degree difference once the sun went down. Our high yesterday was 71 with a low of 41. We had our first bear make a full blown appearance in camp. He was a yearling just looking for food. We have also had reports of bear activity on Alum. For the first time in my nine years up top, the park closed LeConte shelter due to bear activity. The report I received was a wide spread problem with bear activity in the park. The lack of food in the park has raised some concern for higher then normal bear activity. Please make sure if you visit the park that you dispose of any trash in the proper manner. Remember a fed bear is a dead bear. I had no problems scaring the bear away in camp. We yelled and threw rocks and he scampered off. Remember to act big, yell, shake trees, and throw rocks (not your pack) at the bears and they will leave.
John Paul Krol
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