A few days ago 2 kayakers were mauled while sleeping in their tent on the shore of Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula. They had to kayak for hours in the wee hours to get where they could find help. Both survived. Then yesterday at 1:30 am, a woman called her husband from a trail near Palmer to report that she was being charged by multiple bears and had discharged her pepper spray. No further contact from her since and search and rescue has not yet located her. Why a woman would be out hiking a remote trail alone at 1:30 am is baffling to me even though I know it's still kind of light out then at this time of year. Perhaps there is more to this story. We shall see.