1. Peter Hirst
    Peter Hirst July 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Then there is the salt thing. They will steal items such as hiking poles and wallets (ask me how I know this!) and chew them up. Oh and car wiring: any time you park above 7500 ft or so in certain areas (Mineral King is notorious for this) your entire harness, but especially ignition system, is at risk.

  2. Peter Hirst
    Peter Hirst July 4, 2017 at 11:07 am

    PS: It was once thought the marmots had a better sense of smell than bears, that they could smell pictures of food. Not true. It turns out, however, that they can read and have great dexterity, and will spy over your shoulder as you type in the access code on your phone. Then they will take advantage of your nap to order pizza.

  3. Michael McCutcheon
    Michael McCutcheon July 4, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    A marmot chewed up one of my friend’s straw hat last summer at Pyramid Lake in Desolation Wilderness. We figured it was for the salt as per the comment above. They are cute though. As long as they don’t chew up your stuff!

  4. Eric Tuma
    Eric Tuma July 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Then, there was the time at Trail Camp, Mt. Whitney. 12,040 ft. Someone left beef jerky in their tent. Evidently, the little guys like to mark their territory as well.. All over the tent and sleeping bags…No Bueno! THAT smell had to be thrown away at home.
    Once again, do NOT leave ANYTHING in your tent! NOTHING that has a smell!!
    P.S. I was just the witness.

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