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Re: TR - 8/5-8/8 Chewing Gum Lake - Cleanup/Restoration

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:32 pm

Hi Jeff,

Welcome to HST! Thank you for all your hard work, for educating people about Leave No Trace concept, and on how to be Stewards of the Wilderness. :thumbsup:
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org



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Re: TR - 8/5-8/8 Chewing Gum Lake - Cleanup/Restoration

Postby Love the Sierra » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:46 am

Thanks so much for the report! I would love to volunteer next year. (It is a long drive for me so I don't get up there more than once a year.) I was so sad to see the trash and mess in the wilderness. I picked up, and packed out, a ton of trash. Piute Lake also had a few illegal campsites. We also encountered several huge groups at Piute and going to Bear.
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Re: TR - 8/5-8/8 Chewing Gum Lake - Cleanup/Restoration

Postby mschnaidt » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:05 am

That's great Love the Sierra! Sending a PM.
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Re: TR - 8/5-8/8 Chewing Gum Lake - Cleanup/Restoration

Postby paula53 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:55 am

Thank you to all who make the wilderness a better place to visit. That work is greatly appreciated, and sorely needed.
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Re: TR - 8/5-8/8 Chewing Gum Lake - Cleanup/Restoration

Postby bbayley80 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:46 pm

thank you for your work!
saw many examples of 'iceberged' spots in my time at Merriam Lake.
didn't know of the technique at the time-but i kept walking around the lake saying the same thing as the group you encountered..'wow that a nice flat spot, except for that big poky rock right in the middle!?' :D :rolleyes:

much needed to give these popular spots a rest.
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