This fall I will be in the area of Lake Tahoe which I'm considering going on a 2-3 day trip. Thing is, I don't know much about the area and I'm wondering if I should be concerned about bears. Do I absolutely need a bear canister if I'm going to be in this area?
My other question is if anyone that's been in the area knows of any relatively secluded trails I can hike on, I very much prefer trails with minimal traffic when I go backpacking and I'm concerned this might be an issue, Lake Tahoe is a popular destination, after all.
Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
They ask you use a canister is all. It's all popular. Good luck. Like many other places, you will leave most people behind after 4 miles or so. Many day hikers go in that far, so after 4PM or so, they leave.