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Hiking in October

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Hiking in October

I will be traveling to Steamboat in early October with a few friends and hope to do some hiking. I have hiked some during the summers, Zirkel Circle, Mica, Devil's Causeway, Heart Lake, but never in the fall. Crazy question. Are bears an issue in the fall? We had a mama bear and cub living in the tall grass near our house this summer, which was a new experience, so bears have been on my mind since.

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Those are all great hikes. You shouldn't have any problems hiking anywhere in the back country. The main problem is in the residential areas, where the bears have grown accustomed to getting an easy meal out of people's trash cans. This has not been a banner year for berries. So the bears have been looking elsewhere.

Should be great hiking early Oct. Have fun!

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