Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Both will cause you to make a funny face.

This cutie was affected by very cold water in the bottom of the kayak. She wasn’t expecting it and made quite an expression. The Apostle Islands rangers have quite another problem to deal with. The Sea Caves North of Bayfield is very popular with large kayak groups.

From Wisconsin Public Radio: http://www.wpr.org/

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is having some of its rangers go on poop patrol this summer.While Apostle Islands management likes to keep the wilderness area wild, some of those areas lacking outhouses are having what may be a predictable problem: Human poop.
Park Superintendent Bob Krumanaker says there’s been a particular problem at a remote beach near the mainland sea caves, which he describes as a “back-country” site. He says there’s been a fair amount of complaints about human waste on the beach or more commonly, in the woods just above the beach.So starting this summer, Krumanaker says they’re requiring professional outfitters who bring in groups for kayaking and hiking to pack their own privy. He says there’s some concern expressed by some about carrying toilets, but he says that’s the price of going into the back country. He’s optimistic that people will eventually transition to the policy.
Krumanaker says people going alone don’t have to pack their own potty.


Anonymous said...

Human waste - or "Cheneys," as we like to call them.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is nasty!
Who are these people that are poohing on the beach area??
Are these enviromental green
people? I thought people that
enjoyed the pure outdoors respected it?

Anonymous said...

I hope she isn't poohing???