RMNP Ranger: So do you want to rent a bear canister if you’ll be out in the backcountry?
Me: Nah, I think we’ll be good.
RMNP Ranger: Highly recommend it.
Me: Yeah, well, I guess…actually, no we’re fine.
RMNP Ranger: You’re sure?
Me: Jim, do you want to get bear canister? Ranger says we should.
Jim: No, man.
Me: Ok, thanks, we’re fine.
Starting May 1st, Rocky Mountain National Park is requiring bear canisters on all overnight trips.