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#55890 - 08/06/19 10:23 PM Bear canister ... for day summit?
soop Online

Registered: 08/06/19
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Loc: SF
I don't think I've seen many (any?) people say they bring bear canisters for day hikes up Whitney (I'm going early Oct, if it matters).

I suppose it could be useful for marmots, if I put the pack down.

What I read online suggests they're required. Any comments? the ones I've seen in stores seem fairly large, and awkward to open frequently especially if you're in winter gear, but I guess if they're required, they're required.

#55893 - 08/07/19 06:29 AM Re: Bear canister ... for day summit? [Re: soop]
RichardK Offline

Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 104
Loc: East Coast Florida
Bear cans are not required for day hikes. We never carried one for any of our 5 summits. We never had marmots approach us. An isolated pack might be a different situation. So, don't walk away and leave it alone.