Sahale Arm, North Cascades National Park, Sep 7, 2004 - Sep 8, 2004 page 4 / 35
We reached the pass around 5:00PM where we met a ranger. She checked our permit and advised us to be sure to hang our food, so the bear would not get it. Evidently there was a resident bear who was anxious to fatten up for the winter on any food he could get his paws upon. She also said that the little critters, as well as the deer and marmots were very interested in anything salty, like sweat-soaked shirts, and packs.
From the pass we could see well into Pelton Basin, our destination. The camp was another half mile and 400 feet down the hill.