We have a cabin between Redstone Canyon & Rist Canyon and have had two bear break-ins in the last three weeks. We do not keep much food at our cabin nor do we leave trash in the building. The first time was the last week in April. The bear broke through the glass on one of our doors, tore down the door covering, entered the building and carefully took all the condiments, beverages, & other small edibles (sealed jar of peanut butter, Hostess crumb cakes) from the refrigerator, checked in a few cabinets (found and ate a large container of Tums) and stood on a few counters. There was very little damage inside & the bear seemed to know where food is normally kept, so we think this was not it's first time in a home. There had been lots of moisture during that time so we could see the muddy paw prints everywhere the bear had been - it walked through the main floor but didn't tear anything up inside.
The second break-in occurred May 12th. The bear tried to break through a window but didn't succeed then broke another door, came in, looked through a few cabinets and the refrigerator but found nothing edible and left. We had a trail camera pointed at the deck entrance and caught a few pictures of the bear pushing on the door to get in.
It's rather troubling that the bear is so comfortable and seems to know it's way around a home. We urge everyone to be wary and vigilant!