Nothing is certain, but I've camped toward the creek before you
get to the ranger station a couple of times and hung my food with
no problems. Matter of fact, I've never used a bear canister there
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jim W <jimqpublic@...> wrote:
> Are bears around McClure Meadow especially skilled at acquiring properly
> hung food?
> Looking at our plans, the first night south of Muir Trail Ranch is going to
> be hard for food storage. Remembering the nice big trees around McClure
> Meadow I'm considering hanging the surplus food. According to the 2009
> SierraWild map canisters aren't required in that area.
> I'm a well accomplished bear bagger from way back- dozens of counterbalance
> hangs in Yosemite, Woods Creek, etc. with never a loss. Still I definitely
> prefer using bear canisters for the ease and peace of mind.
> For two adults and two (10 & 12) kids we plan to carry two BV 500's and
> maybe one Garcia. We will have 7 nights' worth of food leaving Muir Trail
> Comments or advice?