AlmostThere wrote:Use huge piles of rocks - a long sturdy stick through the stake loop can be a good deadman anchor. Or, bring extra lengths of cord and loop through the stake loop, and tie off to boulders. NEVER just plop a "freestanding" tent anywhere especially if there are no trees WHEN the wind comes up and turns it into a box kite. The weight of your gear is not enough to keep it on the ground!
Okay I'll tie it off to rocks then like I would have done with the rain fly.
Interesting about this bear you all speak of, but then again they aren't stupid right? Still trying to decide where to camp. Guess it will depend on if we're tired or not. If we have a lot of energy I'm hoping somewhere NEAR/ON North Dome, if not we'll stay up around the Snow Creek area like you all had suggested (that is the granite area above North Dome correct?).
If we stay up there I'm sure we'll have much better areas to store the bear canister. Otherwise I'll try to rig it as you all said so noise is made. I swore I read you need to keep the can 100ft away from your site, but I guess I'm thinking of camping 100ft off the trail and from water. Is there a true rule as to how far you need to keep it away from your tent?
I obviously know not to keep it in your tent, vestibule, etc.