[pct-l] Ursaks and mice

River Malcolm rivermary at centurylink.net
Thu Nov 26 12:35:32 CST 2015

Brian -- thank you so much! I had myself all overwrought. When I check my halfmile map it looks like only 15 miles of PCT cross thru North Cascades Natl Park. Thanks so much for bringing me back to earth!
Happy trails. 


> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:06:17 -0800
> From: River Malcolm <rivermary at centurylink.net>
> To: pct-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: [pct-l] Ursacks and mice
> Thanks to all of you for the discussion on protecting food from mice. I have had very good luck also with opsak a plus the zpack food bag (which supposedly is very rodent resistant). 
> However, I understand that N Cascades Natl Park REQUIRES canisters, ursaks, or hanging your bear bag. 
> I have been very content in my multi-year hike to keep my zpack with opsak inside my tent. It has seemed very safe. But I don't want to break the law.  Or harm a bear. Any thoughts?
> River
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:51:38 -0600
> From: Brian Watt <bwatt at 1fifoto.com>
> To: pct-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Ursacks and mice
> River,
> Although N Cascades Natl Park may require those things, I was able to 
> hike into Stehekin during a single day, stay there overnight without 
> requiring them, and when I hiked out I was able to go beyond the park 
> before stopping for the day, so I didn't use or need canisters, ursaks, 
> or hanging during my thru-hike.
> Sincerely,
> Tartan PCT 2014

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