Bear canisters 2020-02-08T03:29:32-05:00

Bear canisters

JMT hikers must properly store their food while on the trail by using an approved bear canister (which protects your items not only from bears, but also from rodents). All food, toiletries, scented items, and trash must go in your canister, and you must lock it whenever it is not in use. The National Park Service states that your bear canister should be placed at least 100 feet away from your campsite, though that may not be possible in every area of the JMT. It should be placed away from lakes, rivers or cliffs in case a bear moves your canister.

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