RE: [John Muir Trail] Bear Canisters
And let me just testify that there was least one bear active in the lower Palisade Creek valley (north of the Golden Staircase) last September. It didn't bother me but I got a report from another hiker. -- Jim Ringland
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:34 AM, rnagarajan <ravi@...> wrote:
Since canisters are not legally required until Pinchot Pass ..
Just to make sure on one misunderstands this, there is a area in the middle of the JMT (Silver Pass to Pinchot) where bearcans are recommended but not required. Counterbalance hanging is permitted in this area. There are fewer problem bears in this area. (Note, South of Pinchot as far as Crabtree there are many park service provided bear boxes which also can be helpful if you still have food in excess of your bearcan)
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:) !