Love Camping... but not always the wildlife
Although lots of fun to hike the Appalachian Trail, camping at night can be a bit challenging when the animals are out and decide your campsite has the best food. We did everything by the book, but this bear could smell the fish cooking and insisted on coming close and joining us. Most of our food was an air tight container but not the fish we'd just caught, we'd caught about 12 fish a combination of catfish, walleye and trout. Normally they don't bother hikers but this one forgot to read the brochure! When the Mama bear and her two little cubs came closer and closer we abandoned our dinner and ran in all directions, after easily consuming all of the fish and ransacking our cooking supplies, ravaging our tents for more food they finally made their way down stream. Needless to say we didn't get dinner that night since we didn't want to take a chance again. We quickly packed up and hiked a few miles away, and never saw them again. We did run into a ranger a few days late and it turns out that we picked a spot she called home for her and her cubs. The really good part was that no one was hurt.