FW: Forest Service Humor
This was passed on to me by a friend and I am afraid I can't resist passing
it on. It is certainly a humorous, if frightening in its implications,
example of what those working for a more sustainable world are up against
-- or maybe these are just some of the 'lead-poisoned generation' :).
This list is circulating among Forest Service employees. These are
actual comments left last year on Forest Service registration sheets and
comment cards by backpackers completing wilderness camping trips:
"A small deer came into my camp and stole my bag of pickles. Is there a
way I can get reimbursed? Please call."
"Escalators would help on steep uphill sections."
"Instead of a permit system or regulations, the Forest Service needs to
reduce worldwide population growth to limit the number of visitors to
"Trails need to be wider so people can walk while holding hands."
"Found a smouldering cigarette left by a horse."
"Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go
"Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spider webs. Please spray the
wilderness to rid the area of these pests."
"Please pave the trails so they can be plowed of snow in the winter."
"Chairlifts need to be in some places so that we can get to wonderful
views without having to hike to them."
"The coyotes made too much noise last night and kept me awake. Please
eradicate these annoying animals."
"Reflectors need to be placed on trees every 50 feet so people can hike
at night with flashlights."
"Need more signs to keep area pristine."
"A McDonald's would be nice at the trailhead."
"The places where trails do not exist are not well marked."
"Too many rocks in the mountains."