Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Disgusting. I'm not sure what kind of steps Parks Canada takes to deter littering, but I would like to see them bring the hammer down on anyone caught in the act. There are always signs threatening things like $2,000 fines, but how often is something like that handed out? I guess it is rare to catch someone doing it.
I was at Lake O'Hara last summer hiking about 10 meters behind a fellow smoking a cigarette, around the Lake Oesa area. Before I even saw his face, I just had a feeling he was going to throw the cigarette butt amongst the boulders. I didn't pass him because I wanted to see if he did it. Of course he did. He looked around first and then tucked the butt underneath a rock. He hadn't looked behind him though, as I startled him when I told him he had better pick it back up. I also gave him my legendary death stare.
People are gross.