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Re: Hiking Ruby Basin

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atodor wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:37 am Thank you, rijaca.
How do you store food in the meadow? Are there trees to hang?
No trees. We hung our food in bags from a large rock. You could use a bear canister. We didn't have problems with critters trying to eat our food, we had trouble with marmots chewing up gear for the salt.
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rijaca wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:03 am ...we had trouble with marmots chewing up gear...
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rijaca wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:03 am
atodor wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:37 am Thank you, rijaca.
How do you store food in the meadow? Are there trees to hang?
No trees. We hung our food in bags from a large rock. You could use a bear canister. We didn't have problems with critters trying to eat our food, we had trouble with marmots chewing up gear for the salt.
I had one intelligent marmot eat the drawstring in order to drop the bag on one of those walls. Booger ate half a chocolate peanut bar, my nut stash, and left everything else. Bear Canister might help you sleep better out there, but I didn’t see any
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Skimo95 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:34 am
rijaca wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:03 am
atodor wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:37 am Thank you, rijaca.
How do you store food in the meadow? Are there trees to hang?
No trees. We hung our food in bags from a large rock. You could use a bear canister. We didn't have problems with critters trying to eat our food, we had trouble with marmots chewing up gear for the salt.
I had one intelligent marmot eat the drawstring in order to drop the bag on one of those walls. Booger ate half a chocolate peanut bar, my nut stash, and left everything else. Bear Canister might help you sleep better out there, but I didn’t see any
Just hang it off the cliffs like I did!
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Skimo95 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:34 am Bear Canister might help you sleep better out there, but I didn’t see any
There aren't any, you have to take your own.
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How do you reconcile camping there (above tree line, from what I see) with thunderstorms?
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atodor wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:57 am How do you reconcile camping there (above tree line, from what I see) with thunderstorms?
Dont sit up in your tent, and dont eat meals with metal utensils. 😛
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Trotter wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:53 am
atodor wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:57 am How do you reconcile camping there (above tree line, from what I see) with thunderstorms?
Dont sit up in your tent, and dont eat meals with metal utensils. 😛
Actually if you're in the middle of a lightning storm, and you're inside your tent, the best thing to do is to make yourself as small as possible and crouch down. Do NOT lie down and stretch out your arms/legs. Being in this situation to begin with is BAD. You want to avoid it if possible, but if you can't, do the scrunch down thing - and find religion.



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And how do you reconcile the desire to hike/climb in the afternoon with possible thunderstorms? Could I possibly attempt Turret peak in an afternoon? Or better the next morning, when I have to catch the train at Needleton at 2:45?
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