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776Re: [John Muir Trail] Bear Can

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  • JD Schaefer
    Mar 1, 2005
      Vera
      Better yet on the bear can is to jamb it into a fallen tree trunk branch
      crotch that doesn't encourage swatting to dislodge it, or pile rocks
      around it.
      JD
      JMT SoBo 2002 Solo


      V wrote:

      >Hello all,
      >as a long time yahoo hiking group member I will do what I encourage
      >others to do when they join and will introduce myself. I'm Vera or
      >the Missing Kink from Indiana. I work as store manager of a small
      >gear store here. My boss and I are contemplating doing the JMT this
      >summer. I am a long time AT section hiker and have hiked all over the
      >midwest...NOTHING like CA. I came close to getting on the PCT a
      >couple of years ago when I was near San Diego in the MTns at a Girl
      >Scout camp...wow beautiful scenary!
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      >I am enjoying the photos. A friend of mine hiked the JMT last year
      >solo in June and since it was a dry year said it was outstanding. My
      >hiking partner has done quite a lot of western hiking with her
      >husband. I have been counseled to put my bear bag in bushes so that a
      >bear doesnt' roll it into a river!..:) I found this to be amusing yet
      >frightening! :) Needless to say this newbie needs some help...:) so
      >tolerance please as I pepper you with questions...
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      >thanks more later,
      >vera
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