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    Default Bear cables

    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?

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    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

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    Default Thanks!

    I've been seeing your name on here and, I believe, Trail Place for years.

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    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

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    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.

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    No cables from when I thruhiked in '07 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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain Jim View Post
    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.
    It's a great day to be alive !

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