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Are there bares on the way to the lake?
posted by: Dogtired   email this member
Posted Monday, Sep 29 at 7:17 AM
Mon, Sep 29 at 07:17 AM
Regarding trail Widgeon Lake near Vancouver, BC

What precautions should I take in case I encounter a bare? Thanks.

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arkitekt  email this member
Posted Wednesday, Oct 1 at 5:06 AM
Wed, Oct 1 at 05:06 AM
It's possible to run into bears on most, if not all trails in BC. Considering Widgeon Lake is not easily accessible, it would be prudent to be prepared for a bear encounter, and know what to do in that situation.

A simple precaution is to wear a bear-bell on your pack, and bear spray is good as an emergency deterrent. If you're making noise then bears will generally hear you and leave the area. It can be hard for them to hear close to creeks and rivers, though, so just be observant and aware as you are going along. The last thing you want to do is surprise a bear.

Check out this website for more info on what to do should you encounter a bear: /bearsaf.html

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