Aug 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm #1306947
So we just got back from PCT/JMT trip. At Garnet lake, right after the bridge a hiker who passed us while we were taking pictures on the bridge decided to do his #2 in between the trail and the lake (south side).
For those who don't know there area – there is about 10 feet between the two with very sparse vegetation. He was about 5-6 feet away from the trail and 4-5 from the lake. He was plainly visible from the trail!
I'm the type of person who prefers to do right, but not necessarily correcting others, so I said nothing (perhaps a mistake, but alas – what done is done). I know that he is doing entire JMT and is from La Jolla (San Diego County), California. He is about 60-65 years old and is possibly a forum member here judging by some of the gear he had (Six Moon Design pack, light shoes, etc).
I have a picture of the person taken on the trail after he passed us during rest. You can see him from the back, so no face. Question is – should I post the picture here so (maybe) he finds this thread and notices his picture or even possibly someone recognizes him in this blurry image taken from the back?Aug 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm #2018642
@jbcLocale: Cascade Mountains
No.Aug 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm #2018643
You missed your opportunity when you had him with his pants down. Won't accomplish anything at this point.
Me. I would have posted the picture before asking if I should.
I also would have photographed him doing his deed. How often does that opportunity come up?
Would make a great PSA poster. Don't be this guy.Aug 26, 2013 at 2:24 pm #2018780
Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)Participant
Had your chance IRL.Aug 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm #2018796
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I'm trying to figure out who the perp is based on responses : )Aug 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm #2018892
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Well, at least he did it off the trail and not in the middle of the trail, covered by a t-shirt. (True story of thew nasty things we have encountered…)
Sometimes ya gotta go…
And honestly, get over it. Thankfully it is one thing that will go away by next summer ;-)Aug 26, 2013 at 9:59 pm #2018905
This same question came up regarding a BPL member who was modifying a bear canister.
No. Of course not. If you didn't have the stones to confront him then then don't behave cowardly by doing it through a computer.
Edit: My apologies. Long day of people pissing me off and this came across a little edgy. I still don't agree with the idea of shaming people. I think sharing your story serves well to educate people as to why this is a problem and that what he did will likely contaminate the water.Aug 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm #2019304
It's not that i don't have the balls to confront him, but at first i thought "what if he had a medical condition and couldn't make it far of the trail"…I didn't want to accuse someone without giving it some though first, but then nothing i could think of would have been a good excuse.
And as far as it being gone by next year – it wouldn't help the person getting water downstream out of Garnet by the bridge. It sickens me to think that someone could be so ignorant of not just basic rules, but health of other people.Aug 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm #2019557
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
True on water contamination..but just realize that of all the fecal matter in water, little is human – the animals do it all the time by or in the water.Aug 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm #2019626
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"It sickens me to think that someone could be so ignorant of not just basic rules, but health of other people."
I hate to disillusion you, Yuri, but here in "The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave", the link between freedom and responsibility has grown very tenuous. :(
It remains to be seen how much longer we will retain the former if the trend continues much longer.Aug 29, 2013 at 8:31 am #2019790
"the link between freedom and responsibility has grown very tenuous."
Truer words never spoken.Aug 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm #2020573
Ben 2 WorldParticipant
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
At this point, I suggest that you stick to your earlier thought: ""what if he had a medical condition and couldn't make it far off the trail". It's better for your own sanity; and heck, it might just be true??Aug 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm #2020589
@pitsyLocale: Central Texas
No. It's unethical to post a picture of anyone without their permission. And if you choose to post their picture, to claim they dropped a deuce and left it trailside is libel. Unless you have a picture of them dropping the deuce, which I wouldn't think you could post here without violating community standards. I would leave it alone.
Some people are just nasty.
You could have gone back and bagged it up for him….Aug 31, 2013 at 10:13 pm #2020590
I should include this in my posts more often
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Daryl and DarylParticipant
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
That's a new one for me. Pretty funny.
My fantasy is that Serial Mom (movie) would come along and deal with the guy.Jan 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm #2061745
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
"If they don't comply, then I threaten to take a photo and call the hot fuzz Sylvester Stalone "I am the Law" judge Dred.
Two words: Poo Slingshot!
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