I realized that after my last post about the Mt. Whitney adventure a major portion was missing. I'm certain all the Kidhammon groupies will want to know about our encounter with the wilder side of nature while high on the mountain. To set the scene, when we first came into the campground at Whitney Portal there were signs everywhere to be "Bear Safe" meaning put all your food into the bear locker provided at each campsite. The first night we were meticulous in putting all our food into the locker and needless to say we had no problems and I personally thought the whole bear thing was overblown and much ado about nothing.
The following is an accurate and factual account of what actually happened as I remember it. Due to the extreme trauma, darkness, and danger involved, others may remember it a bit differently: