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Monday, January 30, 2012

Actual Camper comment cards


These are actual comments left on U. S. 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 wilderness.”
  • “Trails need to be wider so people can walk while holding hands.”
  • “Ban walking sticks in wilderness. Hikers that use walking sticks are more likely to chase animals.”
  • “All the mile markers are missing this year.”
  • “Found a smoldering cigarette left by a horse.”
  • “Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill.”
  • “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.”
  • “Chair lifts 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 trail head.”
  • “The places where trails do not exist are not well marked.”
  • “Too many rocks in the mountains.”

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Juliettes Tree

A Tree for the Future

Every spring
The sap rises in the trees
From root to branch
And  makes a tree that looks dead
Blossom with green leaves
And life.
So it  is that the Scouting Spriit
Rises within you and
Inspires you to put  forth
Your best.
By  Juliette Gordon Low
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

GREAT ESCAPE FRIENDS

 THESE ARE SOME OF OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS WHO JOIN US AT GREAT ESCAPE AT CAMP WABASSO ON THE SHORES OF LAKE BLAISDELL  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2yhRUpAiG0

Sunday, January 22, 2012

GS Great Escaper -first entry

HI EVERYONE,


WELCOME TO OUR BLOG.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG IS TO INTRODUCE AND REINTRODUCE PEOPLE TO THE WONDERFUL WEEKEND KNOWN AS THE GIRL SCOUT GREAT ESCAPE. WE WILL BE BLOGGING AND UPLOADING INFO TO THIS BLOG FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WRITE TO US ABOUT PAST GREAT ESCAPE MOMENTS, SONGS, RECIPES,& ANY MEMORIES YOU MAY HAVE TO SHARE.  WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT ESCAPE THIS YEAR.

 I WAS THINKING HOW I SHOULD END THIS BLOG AND THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THESE  LYRICS WITH YOU "MAKE NEW FRIENDS BUT KEEP THEE OLD, ONE IS SILVER AND THE OTHERS GOLD" CHEERS