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37926Re: [John Muir Trail] What do you do with your stuff?

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  • Arla Hile
    Feb 5 10:42 PM
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      Really? That's interesting.  Better to move along south of  the meadow? 


      I'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 johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.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.

      On 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 them

      John Curran Ladd
      1616 Castro Street
      San Francisco, CA  94114-3707

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