- Jan 23, 2015
Specifically, I've got Christmas Meadow in mind. Never been to the Uintas before. Do Uinta trailheads require the same kind of bear precautions that Sierra trailheads do? In the Sierras, it is unwise to leave coolers and other smellable items in a car. Though I've not yet seen a bear there personally, I've always been pretty religious about leaving a clean car, and some trailheads have bear boxes- usually pretty well packed- that I can leave a small cooler and whatnot in. On this coming trip to the Uintas, I'm going to have to leave a large cooler and some food and other smellable car camping stuff behind in my car. Would this be unwise? Have there been problems with bear breakins at some Uinta trailheads comparable to those that occurr at some Sierra trailheads? I just bought my car new in May. I'd really hate to come back off the trail and see it peeled open like a sardine can.