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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2018, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Default Sunshine Coast Trial - no bear lockers or poles?

I've read there are no bear lockers or poles at the huts/cabins along the Sunshine Coast Trail. We plan to do the trail this July and some friends of ours did it last year. They mentioned that they saw lot's of Grizzly tracks along parts of the trail and even talked to a ranger that confirmed there is more grizzly activity along the trail now.

Do most people keep their food within the huts/cabins? I assume so because of how hard it can be to hang your cache sometimes. I'm hoping that's not the case though...

I think they should look into adding lockers or poles to the hut/cabin camping areas as this trail has a lot of beginners on it (from what I hear).
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 01:07 PM
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They mentioned that they saw lot's of Grizzly tracks along parts of the trail and even talked to a ranger that confirmed there is more grizzly activity along the trail now.
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We hung ours. Be advised that the huts don't always coincide with campsites, and be prepared to hang food. Double check your route plan and even if you plan on hitting a hut every night, bring enough cord to hang anyways in plans change.
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I dunno they mentioned something like a pipeline providing route down they are using? There are reports of grizzlies on the sunshine coast though the last few years.

Either way people need to be bear conscious, even black bears can be dangerous.
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I'd be more worried about bug repellent than grizzly bears. Once in a blue moon, they make there way down to the coast. The only area where you could see one might be fiddlehead area. One was supposedly accidently shot in that area a couple of years ago. If your with a group you'll be fine. Hang your food, there's plenty of trees.
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I'd be more worried about bug repellent than grizzly bears. Once in a blue moon, they make there way down to the coast. The only area where you could see one might be fiddlehead area. One was supposedly accidently shot in that area a couple of years ago. If your with a group you'll be fine. Hang your food, there's plenty of trees.
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