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#3350 - 04/01/10 01:05 PM bear cannisters on MR
thenine Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 14
Loc: San Diego, CA
According to the map in the link below, bear canisters are not required on the Mountaineer's Route. Should I bring one anyway or is it fairly safe to go without it?

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo/recreation/wild/bearmaps/food-storage-whitney.jpg

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#3374 - 04/01/10 10:36 PM Re: bear cannisters on MR [Re: thenine]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7908
Loc: Fresno, CA
I don't believe there has ever been a bear encounter on the North Fork. However, I recall a few reports of food being taken, by ravens or marmots or even a fischer. If I were camping on the North Fork, I would take one.

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#3378 - 04/02/10 08:34 AM Re: bear cannisters on MR [Re: Steve C]
MooseTracks Offline


Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 582
Loc: Bishop, CA, United States
Last time I checked, the bears were pretty free to wander wherever they wanted on the mountain. While more likely (perhaps) to get things stolen by the marmots and ravens, it's not inconceivable that the bears could wander up the MR.

Take a can.
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#3380 - 04/02/10 11:26 AM Re: bear cannisters on MR [Re: MooseTracks]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 836
Loc: Sheridan, OR
Motion carries...

Take the bear canister.

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#3395 - 04/02/10 09:04 PM Re: bear cannisters on MR [Re: + @ti2d]
thenine Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 14
Loc: San Diego, CA
fair enough.... it makes the cut.

Thanks all

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