[pct-l] hanging food
nobohiker at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 11:34:01 CST 2017
> You will be lucky to encounter a bear on the PCT.
I like to second that. I feel really lucky and privileged when I see a bear. Highest chance to run into a bear is in the Natonal Parks (Yosemite), near car campers..unfortunately.
> On Jan 27, 2017, at 5:47 PM, Jeffrey Olson <jjolson58 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ray Jardine published his first backpackers guide in 1995 or so. He advocated stealth camping - meaning camp where others haven't, camp on duff, camp low, and hike high... Interpret that as you want.
> You will be lucky to encounter a bear on the PCT. In all but national parks bears are hunted, and avoid humans like we're the plague.
> Stealth camp in national parks and along the JMT, and camp where you want elsewhere.
> Use snow and leaves instead of TP, and smile a lot...
> Laramie, WY
> On 1/27/2017 4:45 PM, Brick Robbins wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 4:16 PM, Drew Smith <jdrewsmith at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm not sure I would count "attracted a bear to camp but it didn't try to
>>> steal my food" as a win.
>> Bears have great senses and they are very smart, but they are
>> creatures of habit, just like we are.
>> If you camp in the same location as other campers habitually do, such
>> as any nice camp site along the trail, then the bears are probably
>> visiting you every night, no matter what you do with your food.
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