Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: vancouver, bc, Canada.
Harrison Lake Long island Campsite fouled
If you have power boat access Harrison Lake, and are willing to do some hazmat work to clean up what was a nice campsite but is now fouled, please read on. If you want to know just how sick some people can be--read on.
We just returned from a lovely canoe trip on Harrison Lake. Launching from town, we paddled along the west side and then crossed to Long Island. About half way up the island, we entered a large bay. Directly across the entrance is what used to be a wonderful little campsite, with a little beach, a kitchen table and nearby biffy.
I say used to be, because what we saw when we got there disgusted us. Somehow 50 people seem to have used the kitchen table and attached bench as a commode.
"What?" you say.
I know. A commode.
We used our spare paddle (now called "that shitty paddle"), to scrape off all the toilet paper and as much of the waste as possible, dumped (now there's the operative word) it in the fire pit and set it all alight. After dousing the embers, we rolled the fire pit off to the side and emptied the contents.
I know, not the best solution, but given that we wanted to camp there, and that we had no hazmat gear, that seemed to be the best choice. At least the stench was gone.
That table is currently unusable and should be carefully burned or dismantled and disposed of. There is another smaller one that we used.
If you know people with a power boat who might be willing to help with the cleanup-replacing process, please let me know and I will contact them. It's a nice spot for paddlers and I would like to help restore it.