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Re: What to do with bags at night

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What to do with bags at night
August 16, 2022 10:26PM

I will be heading to Yosemite for the first time in 2 weeks to backpack for 4 nights and wanted to see what everyone does with their packs at night? I heard you can’t hang from trees in Yosemite is that true?

I am planning on putting all scented items in bear canister on the ground 100 feet away from tent, but what about my bag?

Do I have to worry about anything getting into my bag? Just leave on ground by tent?

Thanks in advance.
Re: What to do with bags at night
August 17, 2022 04:52AM
You should be ok as long as you leave your smelly stuff in your bear canister. I leave my pack outside, maybe propped up on a tree. If rain is in the forecast, I put my bag in my tent. To save room, sometimes I put it under my legs. Oh, make sure you check for spiders and bugs on your pack (before you put it on) if you leave it outside.
Re: What to do with bags at night
August 17, 2022 06:42AM
Other Tom has it right, although I have seen a few people hang them about shoulder high on a tree limb. That's a nice way to keep them clean, and accessible, unless the tree is dripping sap...!

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