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Old 09-20-2014, 04:20 PM   #15
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We've been to all the western national parks and also Alaska. There will always be bear warnings. You also cannot leave a BBQ grill outside overnight and no coolers outside.

However, we have never seen where it includes food in an RV. Those steel food boxes are meant for tenters who have to store food in their cars or heaven forbid, in their tent. If you're in an RV just keep everything put away inside, sealed up. Don't leave any food open so the smell escapes. Your refrigerator is safe.

We volunteered in Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park and a girl scout left a candy bar in her backpack and stored the backpack in her tent. The bear tore the tent and went after it and luckily the girl wasn't in her tent. This was during the day.

So yes, keep a very neat campsite and you won't have problems. The bears will go to the neighbor's messy site! Just use common sense and you'll have a great time.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:00 PM   #16
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I'm surprised that there hasn't been more input from those that have actually been to this CG! I'm in the very early stages of planning a trip that would include Yosemite and thought this campground would work. I think we'll fit (35' + toad) but it's the getting there that is my concern.

There is a stretch of squiggly road right after Moccasin and squiggly usually means curves & switchbacks and that typically means mountains. How difficult is the drive from Moccasin to the CG?
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We were coming from the west, so not sure which way you are going, but we were towing as well, and did just fine. Just don't try glacier peak, I think it is called. They don't allow towing up there.
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-Bears can get into anything not bear proof including some pretty solid cabins (I have seen). Your stove and even your clothes you may have prepared food with can be enough to attract them so if it were me in a hard-sided vehicle.....

I would make sure that all the food was well sealed, put in the fridge etc but other than that precaution, I wouldn't do too much else. Taking all your food stuffs offsite is unlikely to dissuade Yogi from coming and having a look because there will be enough other odors coming from your rig to entice him anyways. Their sense of smell is that damn good.
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We were coming from the west, so not sure which way you are going, but we were towing as well, and did just fine. Just don't try glacier peak, I think it is called. They don't allow towing up there.
Thanks! We'd be coming in from the west too off of I-5. It's hard to tell by looking at a map or even a sat. pic how steep the grades are.

Did you stay at Hodgdon Meadow CG? What did you think of it? Are generators permited?
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Thanks! We'd be coming in from the west too off of I-5. It's hard to tell by looking at a map or even a sat. pic how steep the grades are.

Did you stay at Hodgdon Meadow CG? What did you think of it? Are generators permited?
This is a great time to use Google Earth:

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This is a great time to use Google Earth:
Waay COOL!! Looks like the climb is from about 1200' to 2500' in about 4.5 miles so that means the descent is about 1300' in about 4.5 miles.

Thanks for the link! Google Earth is now high on my list of trip planning tools.
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Generators are allowed, but only during certain hours. Make sure to ask. The spots are not level, and we a newbies, and had no way to do so. We made it work though.
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