One of my favorite memories with Alex was the first time we went backpacking when he was in preschool and then hanging our bear bag that evening. You’ll hear the story on the video, as well as, watch the teen version of Alex hanging his own bear bag. The key to a good bear bag is to get it as far out on a limb as possible. That can be difficult in Colorado sometimes where the pine trees aren’t too tall in higher elevations. Selecting a tree a good distance from your campsite is the most essential part as bears have a great sense of smell!