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07/16/2015: Notice of bear activity in Camel's Hump area
« on: July 16, 2015, 12:40:19 PM »
From the GMC:

***Notice of bear activity in Camel's Hump area***

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Posted: 07/16/2015

***Important notice to hikers planning to hike Camel's Hump***

There is bear activity in the Camel's Hump area. A bear has rummaged through campsites, destroyed tents, and is growing increasingly brazen.

Camping near the Monroe Trail and Dean Trail is prohibited at this time. This means Hump Brook Tenting area is closed and tent camping at Montclair Glen Lodge is not allowed.

Montclair Glen Lodge remains open with GMC caretaker staff but please note that if the shelter is full, options are limited. The next shelter north is Bamforth Ridge Shelter, approximately 3.8 miles from Montclair Glen Lodge and includes hiking over the summit of the Hump. The next shelter south, Cowles Cove, is 5.1 miles from Montclair Glen Lodge.

Please stay alert, plan ahead, and observe the guidelines below to keep your party safe while hiking in bear country:
• Pack out all garbage and food scraps
• Do not feed bears
• Do not approach bears
• If you encounter a bear, do not corner it. Make noise to scare the bear away. Back away slowly.

The bear activity is being monitored. We appreciate your patience and will provide an update once it is deemed safe to camp in this area again.
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