Your fellow hickers may have useful information, but the choice to believe them is up to you.
After feeding the hiker, you discover his name is Bob. Bob warns you about how he got into this present state: by a bear mauling. The bear is about a half a mile up the trail, Bob says, and will probably be asleep or continuing to destroy his $300 backpack. Bob tells you about a sidetrail that he discovered while fleeing for his life as a reward for giving him food.
A) Dismiss Bob's warnings of that of a crazyman;
B) Bribe him with food so he will leave you alone;
C) Thank Bob for his warning and information.