Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

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Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby mike » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:42 pm

The trash issue at the Blue Hole off Peekamoose Road is still a problem:

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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby dundee » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:41 pm

I just don't get it. People come out here to "enjoy" nature, take a swim, get some sun and then trash it. The local ranger should be called. In the southern ADKs, trash was left like this at a local roadside campsite and a name was found in the trash. They were caught and ticketed. Anyone want to go thru the trash and find a name?
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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby dundee » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:32 am

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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby mike » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:54 pm

Lots of comments on facebook too.
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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby SNEAKers » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:36 am

Terrible. I always hike with an extra trash bag to pick up garbage I find along the way.
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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby Jon » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:19 pm

That's such a shame. I think instead of hiring summit stewards, the catskills should hire watering hole stewards. Just someone wearing a uniform looking official telling people no food, pack in pack out would be useful. I mean I've never been to a summit in the Catskills that required someone to take care of it. The ones in the ADK are different because of all the vegetation that gets trampled. I see these waterfalls as the same thing.
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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby mike » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:36 am

Rangers show up there often, maybe not often enough. A Steward is a good idea.
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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby Birdman » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:03 pm

I know about a year ago I was at the Sugar Loaf trail head parking lot and it was disgustingly littered. I always carry extra bags in my car. I cleaned up about 50% of the stuff. Other stuff like diapers,etc did not touch. Regards. Ed
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Re: Blue Hole in Peekamoose still littered with trash

New postby Jon » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:03 pm

I am going to be up in Maine, but there is this going down with the NYNJTC

https://www.nynjtc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=8007
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