View Full Version : Spence Field Reported Close After Bear Bites Through Hiker Through Tent

05-12-2016, 15:07
I haven't seen detailed information concerning how long this closure will be, but here is a link to the story.


05-12-2016, 15:35
There is currently another thread about this here: http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/118751-Bear-bites-Appalachian-Trail-thru-hiker-in-the-Smokies-WBIR-com

05-12-2016, 17:11
A typical closure seems to last about a month to give time for a problem bear to disassociate a specific campsite with access to food.
But if additional measures are taken (such as the bear is killed or relocated outside the park), they might reopen a site soon there-after.
But otherwise, the National Park Service doesn't make it a habit of announcing any detailed plans of when a closed site will be reopened.