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Black Bear in Adirondacks

In a rare and prudent request, Ranger Scott VanLaer (NYSDEC) has requested that backpackers heading into the Johns Brook Valley NOT camp at Slant Rock this weekend due to bear activity. The bear is reported approaching campers for food at the lean-to. The lean-to is located along the popular Phelps Trail. Here is the post on @ScottvanLaer Twitter page. Asking that campers do not stay at Slant Rock (EHPWA) this weekend. A bear has been…

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!