The bear necessities: Finally got a hike in at Two Medicine in Glacier National Park this morning. Walked into bear country with the jingle jangle of keys on canteen. Bears do not like to be startled. Making your presence known is the trick. This was my terribly brooklyn solution. And yes, amongst all the hiking gear clad people, I was the one out there in my brightly colored flannel.
It is likely that all the glaciers at glacier np will be gone by 2030, so get there while you can.