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RE: [pct-l] more on bears

My only point is that someone said it was NOT illegal in ANY NPS..
nothing to do with stealth camping (which I have done along
AT and PCT)



Hard to be wrong about that-- hanging not allowed ...pretty plain--
guess I should have it scanned for the non-believers!


At 11:53 AM -0800 11/27/00, Ronald Moak wrote:
>I assume you are correct on what is stated on the back of you're permit. The
>problem lies in the fact that for the PCT hiker, no such warning or
>statement exists. The PCT Permit covers the entire trail and all Forest and
>Parks along it. That permit does not carry the specific regulations for all
>parks and forest. It shouldn't and can't.
>As Dave pointed out, the NPS does not exclude hanging as a practice on their
>website. In fact it is stated as an option on the Kings Canyon / Sequoia web
>We would like to see the NPS make any regulations online. However, they
>don't seem to want to publish them. The PCTA's website does not and will not
>contain specific Forest or Park regulations. There are simply too many of
>them changing too often to try to keep track.
>So in the meantime hikers will need to sort it out on an individual basis.
>Illegal or not, we chose stealth camping. I'm not saying everyone should.
>My personal belief is that canisters are only a stop gap solution.
>Eventually bears will figure them out also. It wasn't that many years ago
>that storing food in cars was the preferred method.
>Ron "Fallingwater" Moak
>PCT 2000 - http://www.fallingwater.com/pct2000

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