Where I am from we have mountain lion and bear, but none come close enough to hikers to have to worry. I also hike with a teenager who makes too much noise for anything to want to come close. In the summer we love to hike at night and rest during the day, but if that ever happened to me I would be getting ready to kill something with my staff
Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."