During my backpacking years I climbed Ritter twice and Banner once. Great experiences and such beautiful country. Of course, we only had day packs and not our full gear! We didn't necessarily rock climb but more boulder hopped and rock scrambled. I remember my first time climbing Ritter...I was probably 14...and we had to pass along the glacier that lies just below...we even walked under the glacier shelf - it was massive and scary! The view from atop both peaks is exhilarating, if not a bit frightening for those of us with a fear of heights and falling.
Once when backpacking with my parents and brother (long before he became estranged from the family), we came across a bear in the woods. The animal kind, not the human kind. It was bounding away from us. I'll never forget watching that big bear's butt as it went up over a rise in the landscape.
Hopefully if I came across the human bear kind he wouldn't run away but up to me and - well you know. *grin*