I've looked through parts of several threads on the forum re "bears," but did not see anything about Arizona bears, in parts of AZ north of PHX, being aggressive as far as raiding campsites in search of human food. (I did see some stories about Tucson bears being destroyed for seeking human food, but nothing north of Phoenix.)
On a recent backpack to the northern Mazatzals, I used my small Bear Vault to be on the safe side, but wonder whether it's really necessary. (It's hard to fit in the pack -- she whined.) Is anyone aware of a history of northern AZ bears going after campers' food?? If so, what locations?
(I suspect that the AZTrail will attract them soon, if it hasn't already.)