Ladies can hike, camp, climb, and backpack in bear country a little easier now, knowing that bears won’t attack if they are menstruating. In February, Yellowstone National Park released a report that stated black and brown bears do not hunt or prefer women on their period (polar bears liked some–ahem–stuff, but I’m not hiking there anytime soon). Thanks for myth-busting that urban legend, park service. Yet, in a caveat that defeats their discoveries, the report authors offer guidelines for menstruating ladies in the back country, just in case. Hmmmm.
This writer at the Alaska Dispatch hits one out of the park with their take on the findings of the study. It’s good. Go read it.