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Food Storage on Rae Lakes Loop

Postby Jeremy » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:05 am

I'm doing the Rae Lakes Loop later this month with a group I regularly hike with. Mainly doing this loop for one reason, it's one of a few "popular" hikes I've never done. Anyways, I'm curious about food storage options. I checked the bear box map and it looks like there are several along the loop. I'm assuming we can manage this trip without bear cans. Is that a wrong assumption? Thanks.
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Re: Food Storage on Rae Lakes Loop

Postby copeg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:21 am

Despite the presence of Bear Boxes, approved canisters are required anywhere along the Rae Lakes Loop.

see: http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/snrm/wi ... torage.htm
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Re: Food Storage on Rae Lakes Loop

Postby Jeremy » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:05 pm

Thanks. Not sure I understand why that is, but I will make the necessary arrangements.
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Re: Food Storage on Rae Lakes Loop

Postby hikerduane » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:49 pm

Only boxes at Vidette Meadow area, Upper Paradise CG, Rae Lakes and the one lake by the Ranger cabin that I remember seeing. If you don't hit those areas, you need approved canisters. Be careful at Upper Paradise CG boxes, mice ruined a couple young fellas new Platys they had in the boxes.
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