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Offline Trojan99

Bears on Pacific Coast Ride?
« on: June 15, 2014, 12:41:54 am »
I am riding the Adventure Cycling Pacific Coast maps. I will start in Seattle and ride to San Francisco beginning June 22.  My question, do I have to worry about bears while camping? Coming from Wisconsin and not sure about the wildlife there. 

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Offline Itinerant Harper

Re: Bears on Pacific Coast Ride?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 12:18:06 pm »
There's bears on the Olympic Peninsula, pretty much the only part of the route you'd have the privilege of seeing them. Being well into the summer at your start date I wouldn't worry much about it. Most of the campgrounds will be pretty occupied and especially if you follow the ACA inland route you won't be going through the more wild parts of the peninsula.  Most Washington State campgrounds that have had issues with bears have bear boxes to put your food etc. into. If they have those, use them!

Offline Trojan99

Re: Bears on Pacific Coast Ride?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 04:15:45 pm »
Thanks for the reply.  Makes me feel better.  Yeah,  I'll be using the Adventure Cycling maps down the coast to San Francisco.  I plan to take Ferry from Seattle to Bremington to start my first day.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Bears on Pacific Coast Ride?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 04:20:16 pm »
Raccoons, however, will raid your food supply all the way down if it is not secured. 
May the wind be at your back!

Offline adventurepdx

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Re: Bears on Pacific Coast Ride?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 04:44:36 pm »
Raccoons, however, will raid your food supply all the way down if it is not secured.

And sometimes, even if it is secured!  ;)
(If a campsite has a "bear box", use it!)