Please Don’t Pee on the TrailBy Rocky Thompson on July 11th, 2011
Officials in Olympic National Park think that hikers who urinate alongside popular trails are creating miles-long salt licks that may be responsible for attracting mountain goats that have harassed and even killed one hiker. To test the theory they’re closing a couple popular trails for a week or two, and then asking hikers not to pee while hiking. If they can’t hold it in after drinking a couple tallboys of Olympia, then they’re asked to walk 200 feet off the trail or use a bottle that they can carry out. Or, I suppose, they could use the privies built along the trail.