The miscreants returning from the Alpine Club of Canada hut at Elk Lakes dumped their uneaten food on the picnic table at the Elk Pass – Tyrwhitt – Hydroline junction. MaSid was there and saw them do it. I’ve included his report on this incident below.
“Went up to elk pass proper after that. Arrived at the picnic table to a mayhem of packs, poles, sleds, people and other human detritus. It was the walking hut group with the sleds coming home (somebody reported their ruinous track crushing the other day on their way in). In the middle of the picnic table was their dump of left over meals. Probably two pounds of rice and whatever, apparently “left for the birds”. Despite advising not a good idea at all, carry out your garbage, pointing to the sign clearly riveted to the table top inches away, they weren’t buying what I was selling and sauntered off down hydroline, but keeping to the side at least. Terrible understanding of our Mountain environment. I gleaned that English was not their first language. But no excuse for that activity. If I had a large zip lock freezer bag I would have packed it up and carried it to the furthest party member down hydroline and made them stuff it in the pack (or the GD sled! Which didn’t have an empty keg by the way). So if somebody is heading to elk pass tomorrow, bring a large freezer bag and scoop that crap up before wolves or cats get to it and start hanging around picnic tables in winter. If it’s someone from Canmore, drop it off at the ACC headquarters as a “lost item” by the Eastern European party of about 4 or five people.”
My update will be quite late, so for those of you who go to bed early, I’m posting a couple photos from today.