Originally Posted by lynnmor
I left an empty, open and clean cooler outside to dry while away doing laundry. The Yellowstone ranger had a hissy!
...and he should have. Cooler to bears = food Just the sight of a cooler will draw them in - even if it's in the back seat of a car they'll break into your car.
We volunteered in Rocky Mtn. Nat'l park and there are signs on top of the picnic tables - no coolers left outside. One guy left in the morning and didn't return until 10pm. His cooler was outside. The ranger confiscated it. When the guy returned he came to our RV banging on the door demanding that we get his cooler and return it. We just smiled, gave him the ranger's phone # and suggested he call the ranger at 10pm with his demands. The guy left the next morning.