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Re: [pct-l] JMT permits
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] JMT permits
- From: "Bill Kristy" <BCK@dev.urel.berkeley.edu>
- Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 11:01:55 PST
- Organization: University Relations
It isn't the regulation that is important, it is our responsibility
to not endanger bears. In high-use areas of the Sierra, bears just
"saw" off the tree limb, making bearboxes and Garcias "by default"
the only tested way for us to visit the bear's home without
endangering them. (Would you want someone visiting your home with a
bomb that was not _for sure_ safe?) The Jardine-attitude that it is
OK for an "elite few" is not ethical for us to take.
I was appalled by BJ's news that the (aluminum) Bear Can brochure
included with my JMT permit advertises an untested product. (BTW,
it is still advertised at www.sierrawilderness.com/store.html#bear)
This product, and others including Dave's, can be tested (a ranger
letter is not a test), just not in Yosemite with our tax $. Until
then, I'd like to ask that Dave take his product off the market, on
this list and elsewhere.
Bill, who plans to carry *3* Garcias (ugh) for a 19-day stretch
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