37926Re: [John Muir Trail] What do you do with your stuff?
- Feb 5 10:42 PMReally? That's interesting. Better to move along south of the meadow?ArlaI've long since learned that;) ! I have seen bears there on three different occasions now! We weren't camped by a bearbox either, which if I HAD to stop there again, would make sure to use. On the plus sides, me and my hiking partners got a great show, the bear didn't get any food, and I have some cool 'battle scars' on my Bearikade now;) !
--- In email@example.com, robert shattuck <bobolonius@...> wrote:
> " .... Camping in Vidette Meadows"
> Just a note---not the best place to camp as it's kind of a bear magnet.
> Bob Shattuck
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:05 PM, Frank Dumville <frankdpct@...> wrote:
I have heard reports of deer running off with trecking poles and other things, presumably for the salt. Humans aren't the only thieves out there. However, I wouldn't think that was the case at Trail Crest.I think it has been already mentioned but if you leave your pack unattended during the day remove the bear can and all smellables.I have found fresh bear prints in my campsite in the morning a few times but my bear can has never been disturbed.FrankOn Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 8:10 AM, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:On;y 1 report of a theft in my 350 August-September survey respondents, but it was in a location similar to HD. A guy left his trekking poles at Trail Crest while he side-hiked to Whitney and they were gone when he returned. That's a low prevalence but in popular areas within 10 miles of a trailhead I guess I'd try to hide things where few would see themJohn Curran Ladd
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