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naughty list

Postby balzaccom » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:25 am

Each year on our blog, we suggest a list of those who should be...well, who shouldn't have done what they did this year. WE have a few suggestions below...but would love to hear any additions you'd like to make!

We have to start with those knuckleheads who think they are either too smart or too stupid to follow the regulations in the National Forests, and then end up starting massive wildfires. Seriously, we can’t think of an appropriate punishment for someone who starts a fire like that. (This last year we saw someone cutting branches off a tree in the Emigrant Wilderness for his campfire. He knew this was wrong. We reminded him. He kept doing it. Grrrr.)

And then there are the nasty people who seem to think that their trash is somehow less offensive than everyone else’s. That’s the only reason we can imagine that we’ve found everything from toilet paper and tampons to tin cans and micro-trash throughout the Sierra. Please. You are welcome to be a complete slob in your own house, or in your car, but when you are visiting Mother Nature, please make sure that you clean up after yourself. We haven’t done a hike in ten years without finding some trash on the trails. Yeah, we pick it up in most cases. If you’ll give us your name and address, we’d be happy to mail it back to you.

Mother Nature, with one of the toughest droughts on record. Come on, Mom. Have a heart.
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Re: naughty list

Postby robow8 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:59 am

Casey Knockett, that twit who decided to share her artwork with the rest of us by defacing the wilderness.
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Re: naughty list

Postby markskor » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:10 am

My naughty list -
Quick poke at all the psuedo PCT wanabee hikers who bring shame on the program as well as embarrassing the true "long-distance" marvels. Hanging out/sponging, using/abusing trail-Angel generosity, leaving trash, no bear-cans...

Those entering any park via an auto who have to ask the kiosk Ranger questions better asked elsewhere.

Delaware North ...need I say more?

Two-story tents and lawn chair types with no gear staying in backpacker campgrounds.
Mountainman who swims with trout
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Re: naughty list

Postby freestone » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:54 pm

The moron that cut branches of a tree at timberline on the western side of Taboose, then dug the trench, all this right on the trail. Note the mummy shape of the cut branches, as if he were conserving the tree, and sacrificing some comfort in return.

Sheesh, what a jerk.

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Re: naughty list

Postby balzaccom » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:34 am

Excellent posts! Thanks. I will start a new thread today for those who have been NICE!
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Re: naughty list

Postby The hermit » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:17 pm

Greenpeace. When they defaced/trespassed the nasca lines in Peru. I know its beyond the Sierra.
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Re: naughty list

Postby balzaccom » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:30 am

The hermit wrote:Greenpeace. When they defaced/trespassed the nasca lines in Peru. I know its beyond the Sierra.


Huh? Do you have a link to a news story about this?
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Re: naughty list

Postby RooPhillip » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:56 am

Google "Greenpeace Nazca" for many news stories about it.
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Re: naughty list

Postby Brien » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:10 am

Not outdoors related, but I can say North Korea.
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Re: naughty list

Postby oldranger » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:45 pm

I almost feel like a grinch for posting this because so many people do it but so called "catch and release" anglers holding up a fish for an "ego pic." That fish can't breath and touching it makes it vulnerable to various nasties because the membrane over the scales is broken. Sometimes the hands of the person is actually squeezing the fish pretty tightly. I call it "catch and kill."

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Re: naughty list

Postby rlown » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:42 pm

You are a grinch for posting that. As you now are on the naughty list with most of us.

(Note my avatar as I'm holding a fish that lived, and then died by netting)
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Re: naughty list

Postby oldranger » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:20 pm

Russ,

This study [web_site] http://www.tu.org/sites/default/files/H ... ummary.pdf[/web_site] and several others suggest that you can't "know" a fish you handled survived.

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