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Re: Leaving gear at campsite while day hiking

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:41 pm

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Re: Leaving gear at campsite while day hiking

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:32 pm

If I were in Yosemite and within a day's hike of a trailhead, I wouldn't trust anyone. I've heard of tents stolen from folks who base camp in Little Yosemite Valley to day hike Half Dome.

The farther we are from "bucket list" places (Half Dome, Whitney, Rae Lakes) the less I worry. I leave electronics in my tent if I'm, let's take for example, camping in Deadman Canyon. Near a bear box? nope. Too much traffic.
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Re: Leaving gear at campsite while day hiking

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:58 pm

I've heard of tents stolen from folks who base camp in Little Yosemite Valley to day hike Half Dome.


That place can be worse then a front country campground, especially during the summer. :\
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Re: Leaving gear at campsite while day hiking

Postby John Harper » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:59 pm

rlown wrote:A friend lost his tennis shoes at the stables in Tuolumne.


I've heard of horses playing polo, but tennis? What????

Never had a problem with any gear being lifted, ever.

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Re: Leaving gear at campsite while day hiking

Postby BigMan » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:39 am

Last Friday I talked with Ranger Cindy Wood at Roaring River.

She told me that there had been reports of food and gear stolen from bear boxes near the JMT/PCT.

Not trying to be alarmist - just passing it along.
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Re: Leaving gear at campsite while day hiking

Postby dbogey » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:12 am

Thanks for eveyones quick replies. Time for Dad and Daughter to spend 5 days of quality time together before she heads off to College. I'll take everyones suggestions here and will be off trail so no concerns about gear going missing. I'll post a trip report, something I've not done on my last two Sierra excursions, maybe I'll write them up when I come back. If anyone is in the backcountry next week drop me a line, I'd love to meet other HST members.

Now just pray for good weather next week in the Rae Lakes area.

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Re: Leaving gear at campsite while day hiking

Postby Brien » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:06 am

I've never had a problem with anyone going through my stuff while day hiking. However, I do always take my valuables with me for piece of mind.
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