We were going to do a morning hike, but it was a little too cold, damp & windy…..
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A close up of the damage done to the oTentik in Riding Mountain Park.
I suppose one way to look at it is that although they worked really hard, they didn’t get in through the wall, so the construction must be quite sturdy. I don’t know what happened with the door because it was covered up.
Probably someone left food inside. There’s always a reason why these things happen and it is almost always thoughtless humans.
To the left of the building in yesterday’s shot, there is a bear proof container for food. It takes so little to keep yourself safe…
The latest idea for camping in the remote areas of Riding Mountain Park and other Canadian National Parks.
They are available to rent, all year round, & are a ‘combination of a tent and an A-frame cabin’. They are very basic, cozy & comfortable offering an indoor picnic table & chairs, bunk beds, barbecue, and solar lighting.
This one was not in use when we found it & was obviously awaiting repairs. The door was missing and the white area you can see on the lower left was clearly caused by a bear trying to get in.
I’ll post a close up of the bear damage tomorrow.
I have to say that if I’d seen this prior to renting an oTentik, I would have said: no thanks, seems a little too bear friendly for me. It seems they can just remove the door & walk right in!