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  • Re: Update - Why we carry bearcans

    I've been comfortable hanging an ursack and even just a plain cuben food sack in grizzly areas that are extremely lightly visited by people (which is just

    goatlegz 7 hours ago
  • Re: Update - Why we carry bearcans

    I talked at great length to one of my 2013 survey respondents who had a bear in Yosemite NP open an Ursack at the seam. It sounds like he followed the

    johncurranladd 9 hours ago
  • Re: Update - Why we carry bearcans

    I have used an Opsack in combination with an Ursack on all trips on the PCT (I've section-hiked the whole trail, and hiked the JMT twice) where a cannister was

    pex_dave 10 hours ago
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(Note: Hiker survey registration is at http://bit.ly/JMT2015, not here). This is an open forum for discussion of the John Muir Trail. Whether you are a thru-hiker or plan to use the trail to access other parts of the Sierra, please feel free to take part. This site also connects with other Yahoo clubs related to the Pacific Crest Trail, California's High Sierra and Sequoia/Kings Canyon. To prevent spam, new memberships are approved by moderators, but membership is open to all. Please visit our files and links area for help in planning your trip, but feel free to ask questions or just listen to the discussions. You will find that questions will often generate helpful answers, often expressing a range of views. This group prides itself on good manners and welcomes "newbie" questions.

Please consider adding your past or planned trip to the "Database" section of the Group.

You may see some members of the Group on the JMT this summer wearing a pin based on the picture shown here. You can order a $5 pin (with or without the text "JMT@YG") by e-mail. Instructions in the Group's "Files" area - JMT Pin Order Instructions.

Upon joining and each month, two files are sent to members: the group overview file and JMT Cribsheet. A good starter document is a 46 page Slide Show Presentation which the lead moderator first put together in December, 2014, on the JMT, which is located online here: http://tinyurl.com/ltwf5gg .

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Moderators: Roleigh Martin (lead), John Ladd (Co-Moderator, former lead); Karpani Devi, Kim Fisburn and Ryan Ranklin (Asst Moderators).

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  • Jan 6, 1999
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