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    Default Hammocking at Roan High Knob Shelter (and.... bears?)

    I'm planning to join some hiker pals on a 3-day backpack over Mem Day. It includes an overnight at Roan High Knob Shelter.
    I've walked around there on a day hike, but don't remember if there were good places for a hammock. Any hangers out there with suggestions?

    And, posters on the Guthook app report a problem bear at the shelter. Anyone have updates/details on that?

    Thanks.

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    Plenty of places to hang there. We had a "Cold and High Hang" there one January several years ago. About a dozen or so hangers.
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    The trees arent that tall but like mentioned, a lot of spots to hang.

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    Default Hammocking at Roan High Knob Shelter (and.... bears?)

    Yes, plenty of good hammock spots. It can get pretty windy up there and the fog comes in thick.
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    Thanks for the info.
    Anyone hear about the bear situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkmi View Post
    Thanks for the info.
    Anyone hear about the bear situation?
    No worries. Bears can't survive at that altitude. You're good.
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    Bears survive at Clingman's Dome and that is the highest point on the trail.
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    Black Bears have been found as high as 9,800 feet.
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    Gullibility is found at ALL altitudes. Just sayin'....................
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    Lol. Just checking to make sure that someone is paying attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Lol. Just checking to make sure that someone is paying attention.
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    Ouch.
    Obviously my failed attempt at humor was lost in the Internet.
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    [QUOTE=Venchka;2150963]No worries. Bears can't survive at that altitude. You're good.

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    Thanks. Perhaps I'm not a complete failure.
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