You may encounter bears in the Issaquah Alps. Hikers, hunters, fisherman, and all others who use the outdoors for a recreational or work related function are advised to take extra precautions while in the field. While in the outdoors, you are advised to wear little noisy bells on your clothing to give advanced warning to any bears that might be close by so that you do not take them by surprise. You are advised to carry "Pepper Spray" in a handy exterior location where you can reach it quickly. You are advised to be familiar with its use. You are advised to watch for fresh bear activity. You are advised to avoid coming between a mother bear and her cubs. She may take this to be a threat to her cubs. You are advised to be able to tell the difference between Black Bear feces and Grizzly Bear feces. Black Bear feces are smaller and contain lots of berries and rodent fur. Grizzly Bear feces have little bells in them and smell like pepper.