Christopher Ketcham

freelance writer and author of This Land

“On the trails of the public lands of the Catskills there is more trash too, more than I have ever seen in three decades of hiking and camping in these woods.   Also more feces.  People are shitting along the trails of the Catskill Park in record numbers.  Their shit, along with their piss, stinks.  They don’t even bother to burn their toilet paper.  These bastards simply leave it in the woods.  Shit-smeared baby wipes, shit-smeared bandannas, shit-smeared tissue paper – artifacts of the rush to recreate.”  https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/wreckreation-public-lands-and-the-fecal-timebomb/