My wife and I recently spent a couple of days at Pinnacles National Park. It was my first visit to the
|Carlene's sketch of the reservoir at Pinnacles National Park.|
|Our pile of micro-garbage after a minute long search.|
|Scanning electronic microscope|
image of Giardia.
I am not complaining about the site or the concessionaire at all but rather commenting on the fact that wherever we go even the wildest and seemingly cleanest places we are leaving or have left a “footprint.” My desire is that we should be conscious of that and do a better job even when it looks like we are “perfect.” I would like folks to think when they rip packaging or open a bottle that all of it needs to be cleaned up rather than just most of it. Who knows what we can accomplish and on what fronts if this awareness and ethic becomes broadly adopted?
|The Pinnacles are wonderful place to hike and gain vistas.|