[pct-l] Bear Canister "required" areas on PCT in the Sierra...

Marcia gottawalk at pacbell.net
Sat Feb 2 17:31:44 CST 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Home" <jeffreyn at sonic.net>
"So the trail needs more bear boxes.  What's involved in buying and
installing them?"

Do we really want our wilderness experience to contain more man-made items, 
smoothing the was for hikers?

The outdoor experience is reduced when agencies accomodate or pave the way 
for hikers by taking care of them. The mystique and satisfaction of a hike 
are gone. I like the (not really accurate but fun anyway) feeling that not 
many people manage to walk to a particular area. Shelters, sleeping 
platforms, bridges, signs and bear boxes ruin the natural wilderness.


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