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2009 PHOTOS, page 3
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- Bear Bagging - and More -
Philmont Ranger Robyn Ruggles
Training Crew 718T the "Philmont Way"
Robyn with her
'deadly 44' water pistol
uncoiling bear bag rope.

Bear bags strung close
together using a Larks Head

The "Red Roof Inn"
is for #2
ONLY

Another Larks Head on a
stick for the Dining Fly

Meadow resembles the
Philmont Arrowhead
Bear Bags have to
go up ASAP upon
arriving at camp site.

Just four wraps and tuck
the coil in the first wrap

Notice the wasp nest next
to Robyn's head?

Cooking demonstration of
'One Pot Meal' of Trail Food

Hanging out on the edge
Counter
When in Bear Country:
“The Actions of Dumb
People are the Cause
of Smart Bears!”
-- David Lagesse
Philmont Ranger Robyn Ruggles, Training Crew 718T the
Robyn with her 'deadly 44' water pistol uncoiling bear bag rope.
Bear Bags have to go up ASAP upon arriving at camp site.
Bear bags strung close together using a Larks Head knot.
Just four wraps and tuck the coil in the first wrap.
The
Notice the wasp nest next to Robyn's head?
Another Larks Head on a stick for the Dining Fly
Cooking demonstration of 'One Pot Meal' of Trail Food
Meadow resembles the Philmont Arrowhead
Hanging out on the edge
When in Bear Country: “The Actions of Dumb People are the Cause of Smart Bears!”
“The difference between the ‘intelligence’ of the bears at Philmont Scout Ranch and the National Parks is phenomenal.
The way we do ‘Bear Bagging’ at Philmont, you could never get away with, at a National Park.
This is entirely due to the training of the Crews by the Philmont Rangers, and the Crews actually following through with the training.
But when you come down to the root cause of ‘Smart Bears’, that have learned how to get to your food,
it is not a ‘Bear-problem’ it is a ‘People-problem’, or closer yet... ‘Problem-people’.”
 -- David Lagesse