So much for one of my fundamental points in my forthcoming essay. Or better said, there are always exceptions. Past experience told me that bloomin’ lilies, those bits of evidence that someone — likely a woman — had to use a bit of tissue in the words, were likely the byproduct of gals out on a lark, and not backpackers or serious hikers.
The pile pictured, which I got close enough to be able to see that it is single-ply rough stuff, was just to the side of a primitive campsite, with a homemade fire pit. I noticed it because I wondered if the trail to it led somewhere besides a campsite.
This bit of fluff probably won’t completely degrade over the fall and winter.
Pack it out, ladies and gents! Leave no trace!
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Excellent advice: “Human Waste Disposal in the Backcountry: How to pee and poop in the woods” from Trailspace.