- Hello there,
I'm planning to rent a bear canister for the trail from the NP office. I'm hoping to head off to Colorado after the trek and do a 5-6 day loop in the Maroon Bells. I was wondering about keeping the bear canister for that, and then mailing it back to the park. Is that even allowed?
Any thoughts on this?
Vidette MeadowFrom:"robert shattuck bobolonius@... [johnmuirtrail]" <email@example.com>
Date:Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:03 PM
Subject:Re: [John Muir Trail] Bear Canisters" .... including a prolonged attempt in Vidette Meadow"It really doesn't matter if you put your canister ten or a hundred feet away, you're going to have bears in Vidette meadow---that's the problem---on that instance....,..otherwise, yeah, I always leave it within sight as well as flashlight range.Bob Shattuck
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I'm in the same train of thought as Joe on bear can placement. I leave mine in direct line-of-sight and 20-30 feet away from me. I've actually had more events of bear curiosity and attempts to get at it when I've had it further away, including a prolonged attempt at it in Viddette Meadows:) !