Any recent bear activity in Desolation?

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Any recent bear activity in Desolation?

Post by 4449 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:59 pm

I'm looking forward for a quick one or two nighter sometime next week in the Gilmore Lake area and was wondering if anyone has a bear report.








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Re: Any recent bear activity in Desolation?

Post by hikerduane » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:03 pm

Give the FS a call, they should have up to date info, or ask when you get your mandatory permit. I think the Tahoe Basin is trying to cut off any problems with bears before they happen. In all the years I have visited Desolation, whether for a weekend or a week long trip, I have never seen a bear or sign in the wilderness. Late Pooch and I have come across a couple bears outside Desolation, between Loon Lake and Desolation though. We should all applaud the authorities for acting now. If you don't have a canister, you may be able to borrow one when getting your permit. The Bear League or such provide them to the FS to hand out to bpers to use, but I think they aren't mandatory to use yet, they would just like you to use them.
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