Originally Posted by DocBurN
once again, thank you all for your input!
My brother and I sat down and tried to decide between going to Pharaoh Lake (i gotta say i love the name) and doing a round trip around duke hole / cold river (i think its in the eastern high peaks if im not mistaken) We set on the cold river one and then, I just re-read the thread and woke up..
Its the exact spot (and one of the few) where its not allowed to make fire at all ??? dont get me wrong, i got the gear, alky stoves and all but making fire is good for many thing (psychological comfort, food, warmth, etc..) its the wilderness TV after all!
1) am I wrong about the place.. is it the NO-FIRE zone ?
2) did i just noticed i'll be forced to carry a donkey kong barrel to keep bears out of my food ? (is it the same spot where we have no choice to carry a canister?)
My brother and I thank you in advance for your informations, help and support... really help planning our soon-to-come trip (who, btw will be well documented with photos)
Your loop along the Cold River and around the Seward Range is in the Western High peaks Region (the boundary is the ridgeline west of Indian Pass).
Only the eastern high peaks region prohibits fires and requires bear canisters.
Have fun and make some fire!