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    Who Should Be Responcible For Picking Up Litter

    When I go out on my mountain biker rides I pick-up litter litter along the trail or road that I do my rides on. Today I picked up five tissues and an empty champaign bottle. What I often ask myself is who is really responsible for picking up litter on very popular user created trails that have been adopted by the USFS? Is it the responcibity of the original trail builders who created the popular trail concept twenty-five years ago, the volunteers who helped with the adoption of the trail five years ago or the USFS who is the current landmanagers?

    Should people who use the trail have to ask for permission to pick up the litter because it could be considered trail maintenance which is illegal without permission?
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    I have done rides where I bring a small trash bag and stop whenever I see trash to pick up. Blows the flow but it is another variation of trail work.

    Give it a try.

    At the core it isn't a litter problem and I am referring to people who do it all the time. Despite the dog poo threads on MTBR, some litter is just careless or hurried.

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    Legal responsibility? Land manager.
    Civic responsibility? All trail users.

    Thank you, Switch, for doing your civic duty. Though I suspect your question is simply a disingenuous way of equating picking up litter with other kinds of unsanctioned trail maintenance for which you are infamous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchblade2 View Post
    Should people who use the trail have to ask for permission to pick up the litter because it could be considered trail maintenance which is illegal without permission?
    Is that a serious question or are you just that much of a troll.... I pick up trash every time I see it.

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    I dont ever pick up trash, the planet is a self-correcting system. I always pick up dog poo and put it in my pack, because that can introduce foreign matter that would hurt the animals and i love animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball View Post
    I dont ever pick up trash, the planet is a self-correcting system. I always pick up dog poo and put it in my pack, because that can introduce foreign matter that would hurt the animals and i love animals.
    How very libertarian of you.




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    It would fall under the supervision of the same people that clean the PIT TOILETS.

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    I use the self healing system. If it bothers me, I pick it up and dispose of it, then it doesn't bother me any more.

    The "fault/responsibility" issue exists in an entirely different and not parallel universe. No sane person goes there, because *cue Twilight Zone music*
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    It should be the responsibility of whoever dropped it obviously. But since they are almost always completely irresponsible people who dgaf, it falls on those of us who care about the place. I completely despise having to pick up after someone else but try to force myself to do it anyways.

    But if you're trying to tie it into trail maintenance, then no. Just like picking up trash on the side of the road is not road maintenance.
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    Who's responsible for teaching the OP how to spell correctly?

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    You can't teach the OP anything. He already knows it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    You can't teach the OP anything. He already knows it all.
    HAHA!

    Shouldn't everyone be responsible for their own sh#t?

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    Why not do a hike through once a month carrying a trash bag and some hedge clippers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Why not do a hike through once a month carrying a trash bag and some hedge clippers?
    And some TP and cleaning supplies to make sure the trail head sh#tters are up to spec.

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    ...those tissues are probably coated with semen.....
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    ...those tissues are probably coated with semen.....
    Or snot. Regardless, I don't pick up tissues, they should deteriorate pretty quickly. I pick up a lot of foil pieces from energy bars and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    ...those tissues are probably coated with semen.....
    I think u and I must ride on very different trails.

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    Actually there were four tissues over a 50 yard section of trail. The tissues didnít look like they were used, but that wouldnít make much difference. If you are PITTOILET certified most any kind of litter pickup is handled in an appropriate manner #pittoiletman
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    You are a sick individual.

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