[at-l] North GA - bear containers required on AT

Tom McGinnis sloetoe at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 9 10:29:15 CST 2012

Another fine reason to avoid camping "within a quarter mile of the trail" as well!

--- On Thu, 2/9/12, RockDancer <rockdancer97 at comcast.net> wrote:

This is from the Access North GA website (http://www.accessnorthga.com/) – it won’t affect thruhikers if they just don’t camp in the 5 mile section Jarrard Gap to Neel Gap. --RD

Bear-resistant container rule effective next month By Derrick Booth  GAINESVILLE - Overnight campers on a stretch of Appalachian Trail will be required to carry a bear-resistant container beginning next month. 

The rule is mandatory for all dispersed camping in the Blood Mountain Wilderness Area within a quarter mile of the trail, as well as camping at Blood Mountain Shelter and Woods Hole Shelter. 

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