Friday, June 6, 2008

Trash Your Trash

We were exploring Northern Michigan this week up near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  It is easy to see why this is federally designated land.  The dunes climb over 450 ft above Lake Michigan.  White sands line the shore for miles.  We stayed at a wonderful campground named D. H. Day Campground.  The campground is actually located on a sandbar that is a result of glacial erosion dating back to the Ice Age.  The sandbar separates Lake Michigan from Glen Lake, which at one time were both one lake.  Before leaving the area we refreshed in the frigid waters of the lake...brrrrr!
On our way to Traverse City, we stopped to play a round of disc golf.  It was a lovely course set in thick forests with rolling hills.  We enjoyed it immensely, beside the fact we were discouraged to see people had left there trash everywhere.  Sadly, users seemed to think that the beginning of each hole was a trash receptacle.  Waste that is improperly disposed of is not only an eyesore, but it also diminishes the quality of experiences in the out of doors.  If you can pack it in, PLEASE pack it out!
Safe Travels...
~Tracy and Kate, e-tour 2008

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