I am curious as to how you guys and gals deal with carrying food in the Chugach area when on backpacking trips? Specifically what do you do with your food if you are above tree line; any options other than Bear Proof Canisters? Is there a convenient place to rent canisters in between
Anchorage and Girdwood?
I will be backpacking along the Crow Pass trail area in a couple weeks and am having some problems deciding how to store my food at night. My biggest hang up with the Bear Proof Containers are their bulk and cost. Any suggestions or testimonials would be helpful.
Also curious as to how often bears hang out above tree line? Doesn't seem like they really would as their sources of food would be pretty limited.