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Bear boxes at First Falls walk-in camp (Big Pine Creek)?

Postby Bruce B » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:28 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know if there are bear boxes at the First Falls walk-in campground? This is the camp about one mile down the North Fork Big Pine Creek trail.

I'm planning to stay there the first night on the trail. I'm trying to figure out whether I need to fit food for day 2 in my bear canister or if there are boxes available at the campground.

Thanks.



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Re: Bear boxes at First Falls walk-in camp (Big Pine Creek)?

Postby kpeter » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:38 pm

Good question. Hopefully someone will chime in. I remember looking down on the camp and seeing the tables, and the old road that used to access it when I presume it was a car campground. But I didn't go down to visit it and see what else it had. Nice looking campground.
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Re: Bear boxes at First Falls walk-in camp (Big Pine Creek)?

Postby rlown » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:44 pm

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOC ... 196118.pdf

doesn't say, so I'd call the number..

FIRST FALLS WALK-IN CAMPGROUND
This free campground can be reached by parking in the
backpacker parking lot and hiking approximately one mile
on the North Fork trail. Five sites have tables, fire rings
and a pit toilet. Be sure to treat the mountain water with a
filter.
No boxes mentioned. Not really even sure if this is the right one. :retard:
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Re: Bear boxes at First Falls walk-in camp (Big Pine Creek)?

Postby Bruce B » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:54 pm

Thanks for the replies. That is the correct campground, rlown. I'll try calling USFS if no one on the board has an answer for sure.
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Re: Bear boxes at First Falls walk-in camp (Big Pine Creek)?

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:30 pm

Does anyone know if there are bear boxes at the First Falls walk-in campground?


No there isn't.
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Re: Bear boxes at First Falls walk-in camp (Big Pine Creek)?

Postby Bruce B » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:35 pm

maverick wrote:
Does anyone know if there are bear boxes at the First Falls walk-in campground?


No there isn't.


Thanks for the info, maverick! I knew someone here would have an answer. Looks like I'll have to fit another day of dog food and human food in the bear canister.
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