710Re: [John Muir Trail] Bear Cannisters-Mosquito Flat
- Jul 21, 2004Well let me try pasting it...
Anyway, I don't think there are any where you are going. But they
can be rented or bought easily at most trailhead ranger stations.
--- In email@example.com, thomas taylor <tgtaylor7@y...>
> The attachment didn't make it on the other email.
> Also, this at least several months old and maybe not
> complete (can't remember). However you can on online
> to the NPS website and search for this document,
> --- Jeff Keplar <jeffkeplar@y...> wrote:
> > Help!
> > We have no mountains and no bears in Indiana, but my
> > Navy son and I
> > are spending a week backpacking in early August in
> > the High Sierra,
> > starting from Mosquito Flat and going into the
> > Recess Lakes and
> > surrounding areas on an in and back trip. We plan a
> > base camp with
> > lots of day hikes for photography and exploration.
> > So can I assume
> > there are bear cannisters in popular camping places,
> > or do I rent or
> > buy portable ones before I go? If so, where? How
> > heavy are they?
> > What sizes are available? Are they expensive? We
> > will have a
> > Saturday to get our act together before hitting the
> > trail Sunday
> > morning.
> > We've backpacked lots in the Grand Canyon area and
> > Utah, but this
> > bear thing is somewhat new to us. We appreciate any
> > information that
> > will help us survive with a full stomach, rather
> > than feeding the
> > bears.
> > Thanks from a flatlander!
> Best regards,
> Thomas Taylor
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