For over a year, I’ve spotted the same type of gum wrapper on the trail I frequent. The first few times I excused it as accidental, but the more I saw the trail of wrappers I started questioning how accidental are these droppings?
I pick them up every time—each and every one of them. It’s hard to run past trail trash and I strongly believe we are all accountable for keeping our wildplaces clean and pristine.
Yesterday I was out for a quick out-and-back run and saw a wrapper and felt my frustration building with each step. It’s incredibly hard to get my mind around how someone could purposefully be dropping wrappers. After over a year of seeing them nearly weekly, I’m making the assumption it’s moved beyond carelessness to full blown intentional. [Continue Reading]