This is probably a stupid question, but with all of the bears in the parks, how is it that people are encouraged to pack picnic lunches for their hikes with no fear of attracting bears? Also, some of the resorts have barbecues for guests' use and I have the same question about that. Wouldn't the smell of food cooking attract the bears to visit where they should not?
My vacation isn't until September, but I have thought of this from time to time, and well, I just had to ask. That said, I'm not terribly afraid, just cautiously curious.