Originally Posted by atravlr
Just work a little harder, save a little more money and splurge for a decent room. There will always be time to camp in other areas. It is not enjoyable to sleep with one eye open in bear country. I've been there and learned my lesson. My trash was stolen/rummaged in the night and I did not hear a thing. Maybe my snoring was enough of a deterrent.
but then you miss camping is some truly awesome places. Hell, most places worth camping are gonna be bear country.