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Slim
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PostWed Apr 24, 2019 5:15 pm 
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Haha - not that kind of input.  Seriously.

We are a non-profit organization, the Washington Hi-Lakers,  that is working with the Forest Service on improving water and overall environmental quality in the backcountry.    To that end, we are volunteering to assemble and install new privies.   As a pilot, we need your suggestions on where a new privy should be located.

Ideally this would be somewhere that:
  • receives a fair amount of hiker traffic
  • near a body of water
  • doesn't already have a privy
  • is in the Skykomish Ranger district
We would like to hear your suggestions.   If the program goes well, we would expand to other areas in the Cascades and Olympics.

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PostWed Apr 24, 2019 5:32 pm 
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Sorry to hear that you're limited to the Skykomish Ranger district, since one place that's been over-run (especially since last year) and desperately needs it, is the Vesper Peak approach.  Although I suppose Lake Elan isn't exactly a lake (more like a tarn) and isn't stocked.  But on the other hand, it feeds into the Spada Lake drainage, which, I believe, is in or just near the Skykomish Ranger district.  smile.gif

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PostWed Apr 24, 2019 6:14 pm 
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I didnít see one at Thunder Mountain Lakes. I also donít remember seeing one at Deception Lakes, although I may have just missed it. Is there one at at Lake Janus, donít remember seeing one.
One of my favorite trailheads, Tunnel Creek, desperately needs one.
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PostWed Apr 24, 2019 7:11 pm 
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We will take all suggestions.

It's just that we're doing the pilot with the Skykomish Ranger station so that is our preference for the first go-round.

Thank you both for your input.

~Slim

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PostWed Apr 24, 2019 10:49 pm 
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Slim wrote:
[*]doesn't already have a privy
[*]is in the Skykomish Ranger district

Is there a list of existing privies?

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 6:18 am 
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Absolutely agree about the small lake there below Vesper Peak.   Could probably use two.
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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 8:16 am 
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ejain wrote:
Is there a list of existing privies?

Not that we know of.  This would be another thing to work on.   We would need to crowd source this info.

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 8:24 am 
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Slim wrote:
ejain wrote:
Is there a list of existing privies?

Not that we know of.  This would be another thing to work on.   We would need to crowd source this info.

Double check. I've seen a Hole-y Book of Toilets at Skykomish's office.

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 8:35 am 
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Kim Brown wrote:
Double check. I've seen a Hole-y Book of Toilets at Skykomish's office.

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 8:42 am 
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Lake Isabel could use one.
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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Do you have a drawing of privy?
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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 5:51 pm 
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Malachite lake.

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 10:10 pm 
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What about Blanca Lake, does it have one yet?  I haven't been there in 4 or more years just because it has been overrun by hikers and with toilet paper and S$#T all over.

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 10:12 pm 
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MidLifeHiker wrote:
What about Blanca Lake, does it have one yet?  I haven't been there in 4 or more years just because it has been overrun by hikers and with toilet paper and S$#T all over.

MLH

And the piles without TP you know they didn't even wipe cause you know they ain't willin' to pack TP out!

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 11:24 pm 
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I"m forgetting whether there's one at Glacier Lake (above Surprise) or not. If  not, it would be a good spot for one...
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