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Old 07-21-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Marcy Dam camping

Going to be camping at Marcy Dam in the near future with my 2 kids and a dog - any tips would be appreciated.

The plan is to hike in - set up camp and sleep overnight. Ascend Marcy the next day and then sleep there again, then hike back out.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:37 AM   #2
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Lots of regulations may apply depending on exactly what you are doing, but be sure to read the sections covering dogs in:
https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Docum...ta=(sc.Default)

You probably already know that approved bear resistant canisters are mandatory for all food storage (including dog food).
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:43 AM   #3
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Yes, we have the bear canister. It'll be a challenge getting all our food in it. Thanks for the document - I just read through it and one thing I hadn't thought of was bringing the rabies certificate, so it was definitely helpful!
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:15 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that you'll also need to fit your trash and fragrant toiletries (toothpaste, etc.) in the bear canister. If yours is not big enough, I believe you can rent a smaller Bare Boxer canister at The Mountaineer in Keene Valley to hold the overflow. It's like a mini version of the Garcia can. I own one and have used it many times in the High Peaks. Holds 3 days food if packed efficiently. See details at: https://www.bareboxer.com/products.htm

Try repackaging your food in zip loc bags to minimize bulk.
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