New Rules For Hiking Spot In The Sierra Hopes To Keep Bears Away – CBS Sacramento

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — New rules are being introduced at a popular hiking spot in the Sierra Nevada that aims to prevent bears from stealing human food.

Effective next Monday, hikers and campers must put their food and trash in a bear canister when visiting Desolation Wilderness part of the Eldorado National Forest west of South Lake Tahoe.

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Rangers say bears are getting more aggressive in their search for food.

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Traditional methods of discouraging bears – like hanging food from a tree, banging pots and pans, and whistling – is working.

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Visitors still need to obtain a wilderness permit for day visits and overnight camping in the Desolation Wilderness, officials say.


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