Not sure why I didn't mention this earlier picya12, one thing I am not without in bear country is an air-horn. Will send any critter running for the hills! They have nice compact ones too. Perfect for backpacking. These work very, very well in my experience. Just be sure not to cuddle with it at night lest you set it of! Boat supply stores are a good place to find them. Much less expensive than bear-spray as well.
A 9mm with 16 personal protection hollow points works well too.
Against Bear, pittbulls, rabid raccoons, people who want your car key's and a lot of other things too.
Which is why I never go camping in a state that doesn't allow concealed carry.