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Old 01-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #15
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Nevada Geo had the bear claw mark on the frig. My bear claw marks are high on the side of the trailer when he tried to climb on top. My back screen is still lopsided though where he bashed it in on me and then decided to climb inside too while I was exiting the front door in a great big hurry! I really wouldn't worry too much about bears though, just don't leave food or coolers around in bear country. I've never heard of anyone else that had my luck with the bear in the trailer....


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Old 01-17-2011, 07:55 PM   #16
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I grew hiking, skiing, and playing around Truckee and Tahoe City. We have taken trailers over the Donner Pass in winter and in summer. Be very cautious and aware of the weather, it can change quickly with few places to safely pull off the road. With a small amount of snow falling people drive like idiots. We were stuck in a mild snow storm because each time they opened 80 south someone tried going 55 mph + and wiped out.

I encourage you to get a weather radio that comes on with weather updates/warnings. They are not very expensive and can be set to monitor weather warnings in your area of the country.

Safe travels

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Old 01-18-2011, 03:16 PM   #17
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My understanding is that most bear problems come from feeding the bears with garbage and convenient foods. Then the bears get used to the food source and look for more. There's a lot of states with increasing nuisance bear instances, we're just ahead of most. So far there's only a few aggressive bear reports, and those are inside houses I believe. The mountain lion problem seemed to diminish when Calif reinstated a hunt season on cats. We don't have a season on bear here in Nevada at the moment.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #18
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When they finally opened the Donner one year, plowed and sanded, we went through after being stuck in Reno (we don't gamble or stay up late) for a couple of days. That pass goes forever! By the time we got to Sacramento, you could not tell it was a AS with all the mud we took on.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:27 PM   #19
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Talking Keep fear in perspective

Originally Posted by Lucy749 View Post
You guys have me frightened!.................

If you wish to be frightened, be frightened by the appropriate things:

you have much more to fear from the humans you encounter than from the bears, and you will encounter many many more of the former.

Now, sasquatches are altogether another matter.

Enjoy your trip.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #20
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!-80 trekking....

To: Lotus, Nevada, Mike and Ken et. al.

Too funny about the sasquatches!! Thanks for your advice and input; the trip doesn't frighten me because I've rec'd so many suggestions; plus I miss the mountains. Keeping this all in perspective, this is travel information prior to a road trip, and LucyII never leaves the driveway w/o plans A & B.

Please remember to wave as we tottle along enroute. Safe journey all!


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