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[pct-l] Scary bear story & not hanging food
Steve - I tend to agree with you 100%, BUT if you read Nacona's
journal, there WERE doing those things (cook away from camp and camp
They were in Evolution Valley, which is a little north of Onion Valley
(the prime bear problem in the Sierra). I haven't heard of such bad
bear problems in Evolution Valley; perhaps these were relocated bears,
or perhaps the bears in Evolution Valley are learning new tricks.
Either way, this is indeed scary because they seemed to be following
all the rules for Stealth Camping and still got hit.
I am not saying this because I am against stealth camping. In fact I
am not against it, as I have done the JMT twice using stealth
techniques and no canister.
> sure, if you havn't seen a bear in a couple days and don't camp where
> you cook and are stealthy (shhhhhh) it's perfectly safe.
> heh heh,
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> Subject: [pct-l] Scary bear story & not hanging food
>> I just posted a scary bear story in Nocona's journal
>> today: www.trailjournals.com/nocona2.
>> Do most hikers really sleep out in the open with their
>> food under their feet when in bear country? I know
>> plenty of hikers who don't worry about hanging their
>> food, but it surprised me that this was so in the
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