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John Lundemo
(Jibbs) - F

Locale: Nevada
TRT Bear Canisters on 09/08/2011 19:45:11 MDT Print View

I can't find any information on the TRT website specifying which bear canisters are allowed or not. I was thinking of buying an Ursack and I think it'd be safe to carry one along the TRT? Anyone have any other information on which is ok?

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: TRT Bear Canisters on 09/08/2011 20:35:03 MDT Print View

I am pretty certain there are no canister requirements on any part of the TRT. But to be certain, you could contact the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the forest service, or the various separate National Forests - Eldorado, Tahoe, and Humboldt-Toiyabe.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
TRT Bear Canisters on 09/08/2011 20:35:20 MDT Print View

Bear canisters are NOT (yet) required on the TRT - unless you go on one of their guided thru-hikes.

They are however recommended. I am informed that they will soon be required in the Desolation Wilderness and one other TRT wilderness area.

Edited by wandering_bob on 09/08/2011 20:35:58 MDT.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Dry side of the Eastern Sierra's
Re: TRT Bear Canisters on 09/08/2011 22:38:58 MDT Print View

They are not required but the backcountry office in South Lake recommends them. They are free to use with a deposit when you pick up your permit. I sure hope they don't make them a requirement.