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eyestalker
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06/09/2021 04:07PM  
Recently did a Kawishiwi River trip and ended up snagging camp 1704. Now it's only rated a 2 on here, but it was the 11th campsite we came across with the first 10 either being full or not in area we were intending on fishing and with such a small group it was "adequate". The latrine was full of beetles and was about 8" from the top of "you know what". Obviously it hasn't seen much maintenance, but it prly should soon? Any way to report it to the NFS so it can be spruced up or closed down?
 
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06/09/2021 04:29PM  
Make an incident report with the Forest Service. Identify the lake and the number on the latrine.
 
GopherAdventure
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06/09/2021 04:57PM  
eyestalker: "Recently did a Kawishiwi River trip and ended up snagging camp 1704. Now it's only rated a 2 on here, but it was the 11th campsite we came across with the first 10 either being full or not in area we were intending on fishing and with such a small group it was "adequate". The latrine was full of beetles and was about 8" from the top of "you know what". Obviously it hasn't seen much maintenance, but it prly should soon? Any way to report it to the NFS so it can be spruced up or closed down? "

Latrine age is beginning to be a problem throughout the BWCA because the Rangers are 2-3 years behind the normal maintenance schedule due to staffing numbers. Everyone wants more Rangers in the park and this might be a great reason to get more out there. Nobody wants to be worried about “clearance” when on the thunderbox. Yikes!

Tony
 
mjmkjun
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06/09/2021 05:07PM  
8" from the seat and full of beetles....yikes. No, thanks.

heavy rains descend
that throne overflows
spills or flushes contents all over
oh, my
 
Mocha
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06/09/2021 06:13PM  
Contact the forest service ranger station in ely, that is the district you were in.

They value all feedback
 
tumblehome
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06/09/2021 07:02PM  
Well you can’t do nuthin about the beetles. You’re in the woods. They might be dung beetles chomping away at the poop. In time, the pile will settle.
Tom
 
06/09/2021 07:23PM  
mjmkjun: "8" from the seat and full of beetles....yikes. No, thanks.


heavy rains descend
that throne overflows
spills or flushes contents all over
oh, my"


Oh wow. That mental image is going to stick with me for the rest of the evening! :-)
 
smoke
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06/09/2021 08:15PM  
A six dollar bag of garden lime would help to solve the problem.
 
eyestalker
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06/09/2021 08:30PM  
Yes they were dung beetles.
 
06/09/2021 09:14PM  
GopherAdventure: "eyestalker: "Recently did a Kawishiwi River trip and ended up snagging camp 1704. Now it's only rated a 2 on here, but it was the 11th campsite we came across with the first 10 either being full or not in area we were intending on fishing and with such a small group it was "adequate". The latrine was full of beetles and was about 8" from the top of "you know what". Obviously it hasn't seen much maintenance, but it prly should soon? Any way to report it to the NFS so it can be spruced up or closed down? "


Latrine age is beginning to be a problem throughout the BWCA because the Rangers are 2-3 years behind the normal maintenance schedule due to staffing numbers. Everyone wants more Rangers in the park and this might be a great reason to get more out there. Nobody wants to be worried about “clearance” when on the thunderbox. Yikes!


Tony"


In the 1970's Superior national Forest had like 300 plus employees. Now it is 20% or less and they get delegated out to forest fires across the Nation. Forest service is way under staffed, especially this decades with all the mega fires. Need more funds and staff.
 
06/09/2021 09:16PM  
Also Kawishiwi river area is getting loved to death and dry .
 
06/10/2021 08:53AM  
Nobody wants to be worried about “clearance” when on the thunderbox. Yikes!
Tony"


Especially as we age, things tend to hang a little more
 
eyestalker
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06/10/2021 10:22AM  
Got it reported to the Ranger Office. Guy was very nice and grateful for the report.
 
mjmkjun
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06/10/2021 12:07PM  
eyestalker: "Got it reported to the Ranger Office. Guy was very nice and grateful for the report."
Glad to hear this. I bet they are grateful to know which thrones need immediate attention since FS understaffed.
 
06/10/2021 09:11PM  
Pinetree:
In the 1970's Superior national Forest had like 300 plus employees. Now it is 20% or less and they get delegated out to forest fires across the Nation. Forest service is way under staffed, especially this decades with all the mega fires. Need more funds and staff."


Very true.
 
Canoe42
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06/11/2021 07:20AM  
I know in the past that the site number is on the back of the toilet. On my trip last week, there was no number on any of them.
 
06/11/2021 08:34AM  
If you thought nothing could be worse than a bear in camp...
 
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