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PostThu Nov 19, 2009 12:41 pm 
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I don’t know about the best view - but I know where a haunted one is….Mineral Park campground off Mid Fk Cascade Rv Rd.  There was movement in that thing, and not the kind you’d think.   I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.    There I was, hanging out, you know how you do….suddenly (and without warning), the thing started to wiggle (I mean the outhouse).  I figured the whole unit was off its rocker, so I wasn't too worried at first, but it was sorta like a tremble.  After I noticed the floor was cement,  I figured it wasn't rocking on an unstable base or anything.  I got all wierded out and left in a fairly quick manner.

Next morning, I figured I’d give it another whirl, just to make sure I wasn’t the one rocking on an unstable base….  Same thing happened.  Like I said earlier, I couldn’t get outta there fast enough.  Luckily, it was late fall and raining like hell (big surprise), so the campground was empty ‘cepting for me, so it didn’t matter a whole helluva lot that my britches weren’t snapped up.

I haven’t felt that creeped out since I was a little tiny kid, a ghost’s voice came “oooooohing” out of one of the songs on the Shirley Temple album, “Good Ship, Lollipop” that I used to listen to.  But that’s a whole ‘nother story, and I won’t go into it at this time.

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PostFri Nov 20, 2009 10:57 pm 
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PostSat Jun 04, 2011 11:23 pm 
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Slightly off topic, a humorous article by Tony Flower:

"A Reverent Ode to the Outdoor Commode"

http://www.hollyburnheritagesociety.ca/s_134.asp

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PostSat Jun 04, 2011 11:58 pm 
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Quark wrote:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:41 pm     Quark wrote: ¨
I don’t know about the best view - but I know where a haunted one is….Mineral Park campground off Mid Fk Cascade Rv Rd.  There was movement in that thing, and not the kind you’d think.  I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

Strange! Did you ever figure out what it was, or ever go back, or speak to the Forest Service or local manager about it? I've camped there and did not experience any problem.

But your comment reminds me of a weird experience I had when staying overnight at the Sauk Mtn. trail parking lot in my vehicle a couple of years ago. My vehicle was the only one there that night, and no one else was there but me. In the middle of the night I was woken by the noise of the outhouse door slamming shut. WTF!!!
It's about 50 ft to the outhouse along the trail from the parking lot, and I got used to this noise from using the outhouse: the door is on a spring, so it takes a little effort to open the door. Could someone have been camping nearby but not have a vehicle, and not wanted anyone to see them? Could it have been a bear, or strong raccoon, that learned how to open the door?


Outhouse at Sauk Mtn. trailhead, WA. Credit: mauricio
Outhouse at Sauk Mtn. trailhead, WA. Credit: mauricio

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PostSun Jun 05, 2011 2:29 am 
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I don't have half the trail crapping experience of most here, but my favorite one so far is the one at Silver Lake up near Poodle dog pass. I was hiking there with a couple of friends a few years ago and he had to go badly.

Some ass o hat had turned the toilet sign to point in the wrong direction, I thought he was going to crap his pants while trying to find it.....we were loling as he frantically tried to find it. It is hidden just over the west ridge that leads up to Silvertip peak, great view, I will have to take a picture should I ever venture that way again.

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PostSun Jun 05, 2011 8:55 am 
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My fav is the one I have!

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PostSun Jun 05, 2011 9:32 am 
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Thread necromancy at it's best!

My difficulty is that I don't know ahead of times which areas in the ALW or GPW have a pit available and which do not. I have come across a couple that were not signed or obvious and I was just lucky to notice them. Maybe I should break down and buy a GPS and have folks upload "craper co-ordinates" to help

I think the view from the Lake Ellen Wilson seat in Glacier NP was one of my favorites, but I was seeing eagles and osprey that day, which added to the view.
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PostSun Jun 05, 2011 12:33 pm 
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mbtigger wrote:
Maybe I should break down and buy a GPS and have folks upload "craper co-ordinates" to help

That reminds me of this:  http://www.toiletmap.gov.au/

This thread also reminds me of the story I heard about some Central American science project that was near a bat cave.  Someone there had the bright idea of parking the outhouse over one of those caves, which meant that bats often would fly out of there.

They neglected to explain that whole bat thing to newbies using the outhouse for the first time.  eek.gif  clown.gif

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PostSun Jun 05, 2011 12:59 pm 
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Without giving away TMI I tend to get constipated while backpacking  hockeygrin.gif (ewww!) so not much trail crapping expertise here either.

But I will say I do like the one at Larch Knob.

approx view, this luxury latrine is a little ways to the left of here.
approx view, this luxury latrine is a little ways to the left of here.

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PostSun Jun 05, 2011 6:07 pm 
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We found this baby when backpacking in Lofoten.

Dapper crapper
Dapper crapper

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PostSun Jun 05, 2011 9:11 pm 
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I'd never heard of Mt. David  before reading this thread. And now I'm thinking about a trip there this summer just to see this rock toilet in person. I'm not a freak, honest!  clown.gif
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PostMon Jun 06, 2011 8:14 am 
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Grinch wrote:
The best box is at Image Lake overlooking Glacier Peak.  It's the throne with the million dollar view.  I have had good ones, but that was the best.

There are actually two boxes here. I was sitting on the upper one enjoying the view of Glacier Peak once, and noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. I then realized I also had a great view of the lower box and it's occupant.  moon.gif

Here's a nice one that was at Park Butte lookout (right next to the trail). Not sure if it exists anymore:

83park butte008
83park butte008

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PostMon Jun 06, 2011 11:56 am 
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I like this thread from 2004!

prusik peak from inspiration lake toilet

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PostMon Jun 06, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Please try to refrain from the "I've gone there" reaction if you recognize the outhouse.   flush.gif
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PostTue Jun 07, 2011 12:18 am 
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carppdiem wrote:
83park butte008
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That pic is soooo not right!

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