[pct-l] Food Storage Regulations Geographically-Corrections?
montypct at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 02:11:54 CDT 2007
> putting together the results, geographically.
Good idea Bill
I VIEW DISCOURAGING THE USE OF A BEAR CANISTER AS UNETHICAL.
I feel complete and accurate legal data should be presented freely, quickly,
accurately and clearly to any inquiring party in this country. This an
attempt to gather legal data that has not, to my knowledge, been so
presented and NOT an attempt to discourage the use of bear canisters.
According to what we have collected on the PCT-L, hard written and printed
data only (no hearsay) Sierra/PCT food storage requirements:
There are regulations requiring a legal and responsible form of food
storage in all area on the PCT through the Sierras..
>From Piute Pass through King's Canyon ALL the way south on the PCT bear
canisters and bear boxes are the only legal method to store food while
camping in specified areas. All of these areas have a bear box within reach
of a thru-hikers pace and the bear box is also a legal food storage method.
North of Kings Canyon from Piute Pass almost to Lake Virginia (31 miles)
bear bagging or cannisters are required.
Just before Lake Virginia to just after Duck Lake (4.8 mile stretch)
canisters are the only legal method for camping.
>From just past Duck Lake to a point on the trail southwest of The Thumb
there is a stretch (6 miles)where bagging or canisters are required.
>From that point north over Red Cone to Rainbow Falls area (4 miles) camping
is permissable only with a canister.
>From Rainbow falls north through Red's Meadow we found no regulations
requiring only canisters for camping, but bear boxes are available at Red's
>From Agnew Meadow 25 trail miles north to Tuolumne Meadows Campground bear
boxes at Highway 120, canisters are the only method permissible for camping
because there are NO bear boxes.
Corrections and Updates:
Please send me urls to anything that brings more clarity and a brief
description of how the information improves (makes more accurate) these
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