[pct-l] Bear Harassment
chelin at teleport.com
Sat Oct 4 05:56:28 CDT 2008
I have a different way of dealing with pesky bears: I cut a large hole in
the ice of a lake, sprinkle canned peas around the edge, and move off a
ways to hide and watch. When the bear comes up to take a pea, I kick him in
the ice hole.
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From: "Hiker97" <hiker97 at aol.com>
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Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 7:40 PM
Subject: [pct-l] Bear Harassment
>I have just thought of another outstanding idea. This is almost beyond
>human comprehension. A new low for Switchback. This is great.
> I use a one pound 15 ounce bear canister (solo Bear Vault). By the way
> this is the only canister you need through the Sierras, but that is
> another story.
> Anyway, here it is. You know how bears are very curious. How they are
> scavengers and very cleaver. Well, what I am going to do is put the
> canister in a nylon bag and hang it over a tree limb when I go on my Lyle
> Canyon expedition next week in Yosemite NP. Just like if it was a
> traditional bear bag. I have reflective tape on my canister too. Then
> when a bear comes along and spends a lot of time getting this "bag" down,
> will he be in for BIG SURPRISE.
> Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. What a great free show for me. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
> Say, I might camp out at Onion Valley (Kearsarge Pass trail) on the way to
> Yosemite. I could do this there too.
> Switchback, the Bear Baiter
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