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Re: [pct-l] Lightweight Packs
At 11:57 AM 8/31/98 -0700, Tom Reynolds wrote:
>What I should have said is something like "Along the PCT between Kennedy
>Meadows and Sonora Pass, and the access trails that most PCT/JMT hikers use
>for food replenishment, certain areas have high bear activity and the risk
>of losing food is high. In these high risk areas counterbalancing doesn't
>work most of the time and certainly won't work if you do it improperly. If
>you lose your food, are not using a bear canister, and a Ranger happens
>along you will probably be cited for improper food storage." Like that?
Well Said! I have no disagreement when you put it that way.
> I suspect that the only way to clarify the legal situation its to fight the
>citation in court. Probably we should take up a collection.
I have considered going into onion valley and getting a citation. I know that rangers there have been escorting hikers out of the forest if they don't have a canister. If I refused to leave, I assume they would right me a ticket for "resisting arrest" or some such, instead of not having a bear can. That would be hard to fight.
I just don't have the time right now.
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