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Just Plain Jim
01-08-2011, 20:46
I plan to do the first 100 miles of the AT on the Long Trail in August. Are there bear cables or poles at the shelters?

Lone Wolf
01-08-2011, 20:49
bears are hunted in vermont. no worries. and no there are no bear cables on the LT at least there weren't a few years back

Just Plain Jim
01-08-2011, 21:03
I've been seeing your name on here and, I believe, Trail Place for years.

01-08-2011, 22:15
no bear cables, some shelters on the LT have large "Bear boxes", basicaly large metal storage bins with locking lids where hikers can store their food at night

01-09-2011, 16:12
I walked all 273 miles of the LT last year and I saw only a couple lumps of bear ***** during the entire hike. The first traces were when I was climbing Mt Horrid (before Middlebury Gap) and the only other traces were on Journey's End Road.

I'll sleep with my food, thanks.

01-09-2011, 16:25
No cables from when I thruhiked in '07 (http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=205426) but I wouldn't worry about bears. during my hike, there was a rumor of a "problem bear" around Seth Warner Shelter but I stayed there and didn't see it nor any evidence.

01-09-2011, 16:35
Seth Warner indeed had a serious bear problem in 2009. I believe that is when a bear box was installed. 2010 was mostly free of bear issues at that spot.

01-09-2011, 19:24
I've been seeing your name on here and, I believe, Trail Place for years.

One of the funnier posts I've seen on here for a while. :D