NC/TN – Bear Activity – Spring Mountain Shelter Area

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Alert

05/24/2022

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has received reports of bears accessing hiker food around Rich Mountain and Spring Mountain Shelter (NOBO miles 283.1 – 285.9), including a report of a bear getting to a food hang. All area visitors should use caution, keep a clean camp and be sure to properly store food and other “smellables.” The ATC recommends that all overnight hikers carry a bear canister.

To learn more about bear safety, proper food storage on the A.T., and the bear canister lending program, visit: https://appalachiantrail.org/bears

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