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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
>>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
>>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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