My understanding is you are required to carry canisters. You can bet there are human food accustomed bears on both sides of Bearpaw Meadow, (your first and second nights). My 2 cents is find a way to stay in the upper 9 lakes basin. I know Secor says Moraine lake is beautiful 3x, but I was underwhelmed. I camp just east above V lake at 11100' or so (not looking at map right now), in a flat patch with two streams. It's an unusually nice place.