"Loss of Property in Bear Bins" Denali National Park and Preserve Warnings Or Dangers Tip by ozcan1


If you use the walk-in camping area, exercise extreme care in placing food, cosmetic and medicinal items (as well as all cookware) in the bear-proof bins provided. You're legally required to do so, with a large fine if you don't. These bins aren't lockable... and every item we placed in the nearest bin was stolen. We provided written feedback to the ranger, on the form provided... and wrote a detailed letter to the superintendent of Denali National Park. Months later we have received no response whatsoever, either to our suggestion that bins be lockable, with a refundable deposit; or to our claim for reimbursement, with receipts attached. This matter will be pursued, as it's a Catch22 situation: Ignore the requirement and you're fined; comply and suffer losses. A response to suggestions on the official form which included a feedback component would have been appreciated; and our more detailed letter to administration has been completely ignored. This experience was the only major loss suffered during our recent three months' travel in North America.

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  • Written Oct 15, 2011
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