Can I hike the jeep trail by myself or is that unwise regarding bears? Is it needed to have bear bells and special food containers?
Yes you can go by yourself and most people do not carry bear spay or bells. However, you should be in good physical shape and have some hiking experience. The trail (even on the easier trail) is quite steep. Follow the jeep trail and then take the easier trail up to the top. Get a map which will show both trails. If it is really wet....trail could be much harder...good luck
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