[Ed. – Buncha potheads.]
Here are the details from the Aspen Times, which has been at the forefront of this poop mountain coverage: Last month volunteers scooped up 600 pounds — yes 600 pounds – of dog poop from a mountain trail. Now rangers have had to mark off another 50 or so piles with pink flags.
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails senior ranger John Armstrong told the Aspen Times it’s “deja poo,” which is an excellent pun for a sad occasion. Back in March, he told the newspaper that the problem is especially bad this year:
“It has been disgusting this year,” [Armstrong] said Monday after marking a field of dog feces with hot-pink flags. “It seems like we’ve regressed back five or six years.”
Armstrong said officials have been actively working with users to lessen the problem for about eight years. This year, the most egregious offense, he said, has been users who put their dog’s poop in a plastic bag but leave the bag behind for someone else to dispose of it.
“I don’t know who they figure is going to pick it up, but there’s not a poop fairy,” Armstrong said. “We don’t have slaves that go behind people and clean up after them.”