[pct-l] Bear-bagging?

Kathryn Zimmerman thebaglady07 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 18:38:01 CST 2010

And what does one do all the rest of the time?  Doesn't seem to be a lot of
trees around for hanging food.  I've read that some sleep with their food in
their tents, but having had mice wake me up after chewing through the
netting, I don't really want to do that again.  What's the usual answer on
the PCT?


On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM, <enyapjr at comcast.net> wrote:

> > I read that bear canisters are required on a few parts of the trail. Can
> you
> > just bear bag your food from a tree 10 feet from the ground and 10 feet
> from
> > the tree and 5 feet below the branch?
> Slightly longer answer:
> In whatever areas bear canisters are required, hanging is NOT allowed...
> In Seki there are some food storage lockers (bear boxes) in the bear
> canister required areas...
> In Yosemite on the PCT there are bear boxes at Tuolumne Meadows and Glen
> Aulin only - leaving minimum distance
> of 28 miles before Tuolumne and 50 miles after Glen Aulin to cover without
> 'camping' to be 'legal'...
> See <http://postholer.com/faq.php#Canister> for more info & links to
> agency websites...
> Happy trails!!!
> Jim (PITA)
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- Kathryn

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