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Bear reports/sitings in Dusy or Le Conte area

Postby Robin » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:25 am


August 12th I am sending my bro-in-law, 17 year old nephew (aka The Mule) and my 9 year old neice into Dusy Basin to head to Le Conte so they can meet up with me on the JMT. We'll then travel north for about a week to the MTR to meet up with our entire family for a week. Sounds fun, eh?

Anyway, my bro-in-law is worried about bears in the Bishop Pass/Dusy/Le Conte area and though he will be properly equipted with cannisters, he'd just like to know if there's been any activity up there this year.

So, oh great informers of the backcountry, what do you say. Any known activity up in that area this year??

Thanks for your help with this! :nod:

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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:42 pm

Phil R was just thru that area. Phil???? He didn't mention seeing any bears. PM him and ask.
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Postby tory8411 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:06 pm

Last year at this time we went over Bishop from South Lake down into Le Conte for the first night and had at least two in camp. Two were milling around at night around 9pm but stayed away from our camp and then when we woke about 530-6 there was a young blond in camp sniffing around. No problems at all. What was really cool was how friendly the deer were as well. Almost reach out and touch close. It was strange how they weren't worried about the bear. He may have been too young. We didn't see any others the whole trip.
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