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[pct-l] Re: Bear Boxes/Food Storage Options

Being an alpine mountaineer at heart I spend considerable time above
10,000'...the beauty of a mountain theater is stupendous, the
rocks provide almost total protection from the wind, water is
readily available in the smaller rivelets and snow mounds so
u don't have to lug it up..for example I spent 2 nights on Dana
at over 13,000' during a recent full moon..the beauty and views
of the meadows and the Spires were magnificent..and watching
the ant-like exodous of traffic thru Tioga pass is always
an interesting diversion.  Being above the timberline
usually obviates any bear-proofing necessities however the
marmots are tricky little devils and will still your
water bottles too!! And of course the bugs don't go that
high usually either...


At 11:35 PM 11/5/02 EST, CMountainDave@aol.com wrote:
>So, hanging food from trees above timberline is illegal?
> Was that law written by Yogi Berra, by chance?
>  I'm quite okay with not camping above timberline. Like the saying goes,
>"It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there." The alpine
>zone is quite fragile, the camp spots usually rocky, there is no protection
>from the chilly wind and campfires are verboten (and should be). I'll take a
>forested camp near a river or lake any day instead, unless the bugs are
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