Garbage piled at the entrance to the Pulpit hiking trail on Johnstone Road shows a lack of respect by those who use it

Garbage piled at the entrance to the Pulpit hiking trail on Johnstone Road shows a lack of respect by those who use it

Pulpit trail is not a garbage dump

Welcome to Pulpit Rock Trail, a hike that is one of Nelson and area’s pride and joy.

Welcome to Pulpit Rock Trail, a hike that is one of Nelson and area’s pride and joy. Yes, this pile of garbage is actually the sight that greets hikers as they arrive for a peaceful trek up the mountain.

Regular hikers and residents are getting more dismayed as this pile of coffee containers and plastic bags filled with dog waste continues to grow with each passing day.

Hikers are typically people who appreciate and respect the outdoors, so we are perplexed that other outdoor enthusiasts feel that they can just leave their garbage at the foot of the trail, expecting it to be looked after.

Visitors to Johnstone Road should realize that it is in a rural community and does not have garbage pick-up. Regardless, it is disturbing to see that some people do not take responsibility for their garbage and dog waste, so we are requesting that you follow the hiker’s rule of taking what you bring.

Terri Richardson

Nelson