On Sunday, a friend and I hiked up Near Point with the intentions of camping near the top and hiking to Wolverine Peak the next day. I've camped near bears before, but the bears here are much larger and more aggressive than the ones I'm used to back in Tennessee, at least from what I've heard. So we ended up getting near the top pretty late as we started hiking too late. When we got out of the trees and within view of the top of Near Point, we spotted a family of bears roaming around where we had planned to camp, about 100 yards away from us. Since it was going to be getting dark pretty soon, and we didn't really want to camp in the thick brush somewhere, we decided just to come back and try it another day. I'm curious as to what you would have done. How close would you be willing to camp from where you spotted some bears? How many of yall carry bear canisters?