This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

We've been hiking a lot this summer. We're going on day 46 of 100 consecutive days of hiking here. We try to hike with a ziploc bag to pick up trash that we see on the trails. You see, I don't mind picking up a piece of paper here, or what I call "accidental garbage"--we've been known to accidentally drop a cracker or too on the trails. That kind of stuff happens. But I do mind "deliberate garbage"--meaning trash that jerks leave in our wilderness areas with no intention of packing it out. I hate coming across a fire pit…

PSA: Bags of Dog Poop

A few weeks ago we discussed bad trailhead parking and I promised that I would step off my soap box...but as spring has sprung I've noticed something. Poop. Now we've written about poop on the trails before, that post went wild and it turns out that a surprising amount of people get emotional about shit. But in the past 2 weeks I've seen ridiculous amount of bags of dog poop on the side of the trail. C'mon people! Recently I was hiking with our kiddos at Happy Jack. Nothing serious, a mile at a 2 year old's pace. Not far from…