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Re: Bear Cannisters

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  • sglee70
    JimR - You make a fairly valid point there... You can t go into the wilderness knowing that you will only secure half of your food. You need to make
    Message 1 of 473 , Apr 11, 2000
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      JimR -<br><br>You make a fairly valid point
      there... You can't go into the wilderness knowing that you
      will only secure half of your food. You need to make
      provisions for the other half. Protecting half of your food
      in the cannister and the other half by bear bagging
      will cost you additional weight and space, but the
      sacrifice isn't greater than the piece of mind the
      cannister provides. This way, if a bear gets into your bear
      bag, you will still have enough provisions to get out
      safely.<br><br>The best option is to use food lockers, but that
      option is not always available. Another option is to
      just carry 7 days worth of food and plan on a resupply
      point.<br><br><br>SL
    • tiocampo
      Here is my opinion on the snowpack: At this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below. The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual, unless
      Message 473 of 473 , Feb 24 8:48 AM
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        Here is my opinion on the snowpack: <br><br>At
        this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below.
        The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual,
        unless there are some new major storms. <br><br>Whatever
        the JMT veterans would say about "normal year
        conditions" should apply this year. Last year was
        exceptionally dry in the high country. This year will certainly
        have more snowpack, but nothing like 1983 or 1997.
        <br><br>But hey, it might snow some more! Winter ain't over
        yet, but the probabilities are dwindling.<br><br>Here
        is my tip on interpreting the snow water equivalents
        shown for individual sensor sites: <br><br>loose, new
        fallen snow is deeper, say up to 12 inches of snow to 1
        inch of precip<br><br>dense, old snow is less deep,
        say from 3 to 6 inches of snow to 1 inch of precip.
        This is applicable when daytime air temps have been
        above freezing for a while<br><br>Have a great time,
        whatever you decide to do!<br><br>Best Regards,<br><br>FRF
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