Section L Washington

Food storage lockers at Harts Pass for PCT users

By: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
June 22nd, 2022

In the fall of 2021, the Methow Valley Ranger District installed two permanent bear boxes for food storage near the Hart’s Pass Guard Station. The bear-proof boxes are located where the PCT crosses Forest Service Road 5400-700, about 100 feet down the 700 road from the Hart’s Pass Guard Station Cabin. The boxes are highly visible and easy to locate from the PCT. Proper food storage for bears at the trailhead and on the trails helps avoid conflicts, and keeps bears alive! Please use bear proof containers or hang food 12 feet high and 6 feet away from trees.