Rocks

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Well, I guess toilets are better than digging a cat hole and pooping out off the trail. Must take a while to decompose. I know the toilet paper is a problem too. We have to go over this in our Trail Life Troop. At least up here by me things decompose quickly with all our rain.
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Well, from many tourist places like Grand Canyon all human waste is being removed by mules only so better do not eat and litter much down there.

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More rocks on Union Pass, Arizona, on Hwy 68 just east of Bullhead City. And a beautiful Mohave rattlesnake. Upper elevation is home to nolina, juniper, oak. and yuccas.

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As a final to the toilet issue. I've been up to Alaska 3 times to fish. Fly into Ketchikan, take a 6 seater float plane to a lake 40 miles away and get dropped off. Picked up 6 days later. Everything comes in with you and out with you. You leave no traces. Soap and TP must be decomposing types. They check. The Forest Service shut down the cabin system for a while because visitors were not following the rules and leaving messes everywhere. Lazy and selfish is all I can say.
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It sounds like you can leave your poop behind up in AK. I have read that in some parks even poop has to be carried out. Death Valley maybe?

This has been a discussion in our Trail Life USA troop, as it is part of one of the requirements.
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Interesting how a conversation about rocks turned to a very different topic... :lol:
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So cacti distract us from the beauty of rocks?
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leland wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 12:19 am More rocks on Union Pass, Arizona, on Hwy 68 just east of Bullhead City. And a beautiful Mohave rattlesnake. Upper elevation is home to nolina, juniper, oak. and yuccas.


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Leland; very nice pics! That stonehouse, do you know if it has been a home or is it a house put up on a trail for the tourists?
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This was an old homestead that eventually morphed into a home, store, and gas station on the old road between Kingman, AZ, and points west.
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We entered through a maze of 4wd roads from Golden Valley only to finds that there is a closed but not locked gate right on Highway 68 just east of the summit.
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leland wrote: Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:18 pm This was an old homestead that eventually morphed into a home, store, and gas station on the old road between Kingman, AZ, and points west.
https://winfirst.wixsite.com/arizonamin ... union-pass

We entered through a maze of 4wd roads from Golden Valley only to finds that there is a closed but not locked gate right on Highway 68 just east of the summit.
Thank you Leland 🙂 Having only superficial knowledge about the homestead act, so I looked for information online. I was surprised to learn that the last person to get one, actually did so , as late as 1988 (Alaska)
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