Sling It and Swing It

Mike throws the bear rope
Mike throws the bear rope in the Beartooths

Southwest Montana is home to wildlife aplenty.  Grizzly bears and black bears have free roam over a landscape that is millions and millions of acres and as such when people opt to cohabitate with these big critters certain precautions must be taken.  Above is a photo of Mike beginning the process of preparing a food hang called the PCT Method, described in the article Bear Bag Hanging Techniques at Backpacking Light