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Letter — Trash covers a ski resort

On October 12, my friend and I went hiking from Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake. We hiked along the California Historic Trail which goes through Kirkwood Ski Resort. Most of the trail is gorgeous and free from the assault of civilization until you reach the Kirkwood Ski Resort area.

We have been hiking now on a very regular basis (weekly) for two years. In all the time we’ve been hiking, we have never encountered the amount of trash anywhere in the basin or in the surrounding areas (Hope Valley, Carson, Markleeville, etc.) that we did that weekend at Kirkwood. In fact, we saw more trash in the Kirkwood area (including around the lifts and out buildings) then all the trash we have seen while hiking in the past two years. This is disgusting. And to think that a big resort like Kirkwood would allow the polluting of our environment and probably one that doesn’t really belong to them either, but is leased from the federal government.

I think is would behoove you to get out there and clean up that mess. We helped by hauling out as much as we could (several miles), but were ill prepared for the task at hand.



Deby O’Gorman

South Lake Tahoe


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