The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MARJORIE SLIM WOODRUFF
Writers on the Range 

Never Hike Without This Perfect Accompaniment

 

August 17, 2022



I have long been known to have pet peeves about the debris hikers drop along trails, but one piece of litter has become more annoying: the ubiquitous facial tissue.

A used tissue lying boldly in the middle of the path could indicate a person who does not know better. But a tissue stashed under a rock demonstrates that somebody knows it should be carried out, and is attempting to hide the evidence.

While wearily picking up the umpteenth piece of used paper along a trail recently, I had to wonder why hikers don’t use handkerchiefs, or that incredibly versatile outdoor equivalent, the bandan...



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