This past Thursday, Johnny Sullivan and I enjoyed an excellent night session at Nine Corners Lake. The temperatures were perfect, the bugs were non-existent and the psych level was extremely high. We climbed well into the darkness, tallying up numerous repeat sends and even a few new ones. After about three hours of bouldering, we made our way to the first campsite by the lake to catch out break before the hike out. It was at this location; a typically pristine setting on the lake where our excitement for the evening session was destroyed by the amount of garbage that had been left behind by the previous weekends camping groups.
I had seen a large group at this campsite last weekend and was so disgusted with how much they had destroyed the area that I put a personal call into the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation office in hopes that they would sent some staff up there to issue some citations or fines and discourage any future occurrences like this. From what I saw Thursday night, no NYSDEC staff visited the lake and the result was a trashed campsite right by the water’s edge.
Saturday morning I took it upon myself to hike up to Nine Corners at 5:30 am to extract all of the garbage so it's disgusting sight wouldn’t ruin more hikers and climbers experience of the place. It sickened me even more that I had a full garbage bag before I even made it up to the lake! All said and done, I filled (6) trash bags and the total weight was just over 100 lbs.
Not cool man...not cool at all!!
Let’s all please carry out what we carry in and keep our outdoors clean and pristine!!!
The MOST DESCUSTING MEDIA UPDATE YET:
Pack fully loaded for trash extraction