Why is bear spray banned in Yosemite?
Bear spray/pepper spray is not allowed in Yosemite. The intent is not to harm the bear, but to scare it from the area and restore its natural fear of people by providing a negative experience.
Do you really need bear spray?
Anytime you’re in bear country, you should have bear spray with you Whether you’re trail running, biking or hiking… whether it’s a short hour long hike or a multi-day backpacking hike, you should always have it readily available.
Do you need bear spray at Sequoia?
Most individuals don’t realize that bear spray is recommended in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and not allowed in Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks. Bear spray is required in Banff National Park in Canada and one can be fined $25,000 for not carrying bear spray.
What animals are in Kings Canyon National Park?
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are home to 72 species of mammals. Commonly observed species include yellow-bellied marmots, mule deer, pika, and several species of squirrels, such as California ground squirrels, Douglas squirrels, golden-mantled ground squirrels, and western gray squirrels.
Is there cell service in Sequoia National Park?
Very few areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have cell phone service. You may get service in some spots in the parks depending on your carrier, but you should not count on it. You will not have reception at Wuksachi Lodge, and some guests may get reception at John Muir Lodge.