fishnv wrote:This is already an issue on the Devils River, the land owners complain about the human waste left by those who float the Devils.
fishnv wrote:Well, I have a different view and I grew up on the Medina River just south of 410 off of Somerset road. I was taught that if it wasn't there when you got there then it shouldn't be there when you leave. Land owners along any river have the right to expect that. It's not a problem if the river only has the occasional Kayaker, rafter, tuber or boater. But when there are hundreds the Poop gets deep! I float the Colorado often and some of the islands I camp on can be nasty. At the very least dig a hole so I don't have to look at or step in your waste. As I made clear in my first post some of the rivers in other states mandate that you carry out all solid human waste. If a person practices leave only foot prints when enjoying our great outdoors the next one to be there won't have clean off his shoes or pick u[ your trash. I am a far right thinking guy but when it comes to our outdoors I want it to be as nice as it was when I was a kid.
Piscator wrote:I bought a book titled 'How to Sh#t in the Woods' by Kathleen Meyer. Funny and informational. Covers how to go, where to go, and what to do with it. Good information on purifying water. You find new uses for PVC pipe and Tupperware.
Lots of discussion on river trips. Great read anyway.
MudDuck wrote:fishnv wrote:This is already an issue on the Devils River, the land owners complain about the human waste left by those who float the Devils.
You seem to worry too much about landowners on the Devils. Just like a lot of other folks on this board. Why should Devils River Landowners get anymore consideration than let's say someone like my father who owns land along the banks of the Medina river? A flood is Natures way of flushing and if we're going to worry about human excrement maybe we should consider the tens of thousands of head of livestock which are owned by those same Devils River landowners which their waste eventually ends up in the river as well.
Get this straight these Devils river landowners do not want you on the river they are not your friend and they are no friends to the kayaking community. Period! They would complain about farting on the river if they thought it would make it difficult for you to be on the river. They've already declared war on us Kaykers and they will restrict our use of this river with every imaginable obstacle they can throw in the way. The only thing that seperates these river landowners from others in the State is the amount of wealth and political influence they have because of their wealth.
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