Dougb wrote: Perhaps I'm the pot calling the kettle black, but then aren't we all at one time or another?
Ahhh, isn't that what is known as hypocrisy?
BTW... Bears are indigenous to them hills and their shit is part of that eco-system. You nor any other visiting human is not and neither is your/their shit, no matter how small it may be.
Your presence is neither better nor worse than any other visiting human in the Sierra. We are all just visiting and have the absolute right to do so.
Thus I say, enjoy your visits, clean up any unnatural debris that you may find and take only memories of your time in the Sierra.