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#152747 - 07/16/11 09:26 PM Backpacking in Lake Tahoe?
Yosemite Offline
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Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 6
Hello everybody,

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.


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#152748 - 07/16/11 11:11 PM Re: Backpacking in Lake Tahoe? [Re: Yosemite]
Trailrunner Offline
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Registered: 01/05/02
Posts: 1835
Loc: Los Angeles
Pick a section of the TRT.

You don't need a canister for any section.
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* May not apply at certain latitudes in Canada and elsewhere.

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#152768 - 07/17/11 11:00 PM Re: Backpacking in Lake Tahoe? [Re: Yosemite]
hikerduane Offline
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 2123
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.

Duane

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#152930 - 07/21/11 12:20 AM Re: Backpacking in Lake Tahoe? [Re: hikerduane]
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Loc: Napa, CA
All of Desolation Wilderness is fun to explore...but teh permit process is a bit challenging. Start now to get the trailhead you want...
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#155672 - 10/11/11 01:54 PM Re: Backpacking in Lake Tahoe? [Re: Yosemite]
ppine Offline
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Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 184
Loc: Minden, Nevada
Lake Tahoe is loved to death. Unless you go during the shoulder season, after summer, but before ski season, use caution. A better bet would be in little used wilderness areas or National Forests.

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