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Old 08-18-2011, 05:51 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Wldrns View Post
The trek director at Camp Sabattis (BSA) tells me that at the beginning of the season each year they make the rounds and bring out several boatloads of trash bags. But other than general cleaning of the area, they don't do anything with the privies.
They don't last forever. There's a story about the "boss" of the DEC crew & another helper feeling a little ingenious about placing an outhouse across two canoes & using the very strong winds of the day to zip along the lake to their destination....unfortunately, "boss" got distracted & his helper didn't know the location of the site they were aiming for.....& they shot past the location by a good 1/4 mile, or more & had to fight their way back into the wind, thereby ending any time & energy savings the wind may have provided them. A fellow crew member just shook his head with bemusement as they returned late to meet him in the truck with words that led one to believe things like that aren't that uncommon with the "boss". Anyway, that happened just a few years ago.

Edited to add a couple pics of DEC crew & Privy Work on Lows mentioned above:
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Last edited by pondhopper; 08-19-2011 at 05:04 PM.. Reason: Add pics of DEC & Privys @ Lows (out of boredom,today)
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