Bags of poop beside the trail?

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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby tlongpine » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:22 am

Might be human waste.
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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby James Dziezynski » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:19 am

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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby SikYou » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:25 am

I don't particularly like dogs, I definitely don't like dog poop bags littering the trail, and even worse is the overwhelming smell of dog crap lingering in the air on popular trails. Some people have really lost sight of what being in the wilderness (or just outside at a park) is all about.

Please pick up your crap, your dogs crap, your trash, your water bottles, and your food wrappers. Please stop throwing frisbees and golf balls from summits. Please stop leaving signs and food bags on summits. Please stay on the trail. This stuff is not difficult, stop making it difficult!
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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby rlovingjr » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:49 am

globreal wrote:I was once taugh a valuable life-lesson by a former employer: if you see a problem, you now own it. Whenever possible, I try to live my life that way.


My Grandfather taught me a similar lesson. "If you borrow something bring it back better than you found it." I like to apply to hiking trails, camp sites and other things I encounter in my daily routine. Trash on a trail or in a camp site is picked up and packed out with the rest of my stuff. I would not apply this philosophy to poop bags, liquid filled bottles or TP unless I was geared up and prepared to do that type of clean up.
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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby Le Marmot » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:10 pm

SikYou wrote:I don't particularly like dogs, I definitely don't like dog poop bags littering the trail, and even worse is the overwhelming smell of dog crap lingering in the air on popular trails. Some people have really lost sight of what being in the wilderness (or just outside at a park) is all about.

Please pick up your crap, your dogs crap, your trash, your water bottles, and your food wrappers. Please stop throwing frisbees and golf balls from summits. Please stop leaving signs and food bags on summits. Please stay on the trail. This stuff is not difficult, stop making it difficult!


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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby Repeat Ascender » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:44 pm

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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby mountainjock » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:56 am

I pack the poo bags out. Common sense really. However, I did a few peaks maybe three or four weeks ago, then I got busy taking care of a passing family member. I went into the gear room last night, and sure enough I forgot the poo bag from the last trip!!!!! :wft: Better to stink up the basement than the wilderness I guess!!!!!
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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby ewaag23 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:26 pm

SikYou wrote:
I don't particularly like dogs, I definitely don't like dog poop bags littering the trail, and even worse is the overwhelming smell of dog crap lingering in the air on popular trails. Some people have really lost sight of what being in the wilderness (or just outside at a park) is all about.

Please pick up your crap, your dogs crap, your trash, your water bottles, and your food wrappers. Please stop throwing frisbees and golf balls from summits. Please stop leaving signs and food bags on summits. Please stay on the trail. This stuff is not difficult, stop making it difficult!


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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby aaronmojica » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:15 am

I really didn't want to open this thread, much less participate, but did anyway. I use the blue WAG bag system and have found it a bit unpleasant on the hike out, especially in hot summer months. To remedy this I bought some scent blocking bags, I think Depends makes them, and they really work. You can forget about them in the gear room for weeks.
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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby Pest » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:05 am

I can understand all the viewpoints presented and I can't say anybody is completely wrong.

Here's what we do:

Dayhikes: Dog carries a small ziplock with cat litter in it. We bag the poo and add a little cat litter to control the smell. Dog carries poo bags.

Multi-day/Multi-week Backpacking: We bury the poo just like we bury human poo.
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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby MissFreestyle » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:35 am

What kills me is that I take my kids out ALL the time, they see something pink or blue next to the trail and run over and grab it. I can't tell you how many times they've grabbed bags of crap left trail side by other hikers.
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Re: Bags of poop beside the trail?

Postby tlongpine » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:24 am

MissFreestyle wrote:What kills me is that I take my kids out ALL the time, they see something pink or blue next to the trail and run over and grab it. I can't tell you how many times they've grabbed bags of crap left trail side by other hikers.


I can't imagine that's a mistake anyone would make more than once.
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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