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[pct-l] Bear Canisters

Ditto that.  I'll be carrying a canister on the JMT, even though I am unhappy about the weight.  Yosemite is starting to require canisters in certain parts of the park (they had a notice up in the TM ranger station a few weeks ago), and the web sites for Inyo Nat'l Forest and Sequoia/Kings Canyon say they are requiring the same.  

Doing a thru-hike doesn't leave as much room for error as a weekend trip, so I'm up for being conservative and sleeping easier at night.  That being said, it's up to us to be stewards of the wilderness and to act responsibly.  I'd hate to contribute to the delinquincy (or death?) of a bear just because I found it inconvenient to carry an extra three pounds....  Didn't mean that to sound so preachy -- sorry.

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DATE: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 09:45:45
From: "Sean Crookham" <scrookham@hotmail.com>
To: jesseashbaugh@yahoo.com, pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net

>I will be carrying my Garcia cannister through the Sierras. I was up there 
>earlier in the year and the Forest Service was handing out $150.00 fines to 
>everyone in the campgrounds for leaving canned food, beer and liquor out. As 
>we packed up our backpacks, they were patrolling and stopped to check us and 
>make sure we had a cannister. For myself, I feel it is worthwhile to carry 
>the cannister and be sure that I am not a part of the problem in any way. 
>There is definitely a resale market for used equipment, just check Ebay, 
>I've bought and sold many items there.
>Sean aka Tick 2004 Gonnabe
>>From: jesse ashbaugh <jesseashbaugh@yahoo.com>
>>To: pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>>Subject: [pct-l] Bear Canisters
>>Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 19:16:37 -0700 (PDT)
>>I know this a sensitive subject but so is the weight in my pack , so I have 
>>a few direct questions. #1 What is the penalty for not carrying a bear can 
>>in required areas ? #2 How likely is that penalty to be unforced ? #3 Do 
>>bear cans have a resale value? And if so , does anyone have one for sale or 
>>interested in mine when I'm done with it? #4 Who's carrying what(as in bear 
>>bear cans of not)  in 2004 ?
>>Thanks in advance for your comments.
>>Jesse, 2004 Gonna be (Oh , and somebody please add me to the list thats 
>>being compiled)
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