Where can I find camping info at the east fork trails to the bride to nowhere?

Question by 57 greaser: Where can I find camping info at the east fork trails to the bride to nowhere?
I am planning to go camping with some friends. I personally want to camp somewhere by the trail to the bridge to nowhere. Can I just start and the trail and just set up camp where ever I want? I also I am planing to taking a fire arm for protection from the wild life if something were to happen. Is it legal to carry it in like a drop leg holster and being unloaded?

Best answer:

Answer by chris w
Yes you can open carry a loaded firearm into that area but there is no target shooting, do that and the rangers will hear you and the trip is over. Bring a hunting license as well. Yes you can camp in the canyon as long as your 200 ft away from the river and not on a private section or someones active gold claim. Study the topo and talk to the rangers before heading in. Bears are an issue I recommend pepper spray over guns. There are a few full time gold minors up in the canyon working claims they may be armed as well. Some sections get heavy traffic of through hikers going to the bridge to know where and I would not recommend camping there no privacy. Up in the narrows are the best pools for swimming.

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