The upcoming Winter Trails Day is a good time to remind area dog owners to be responsible members of society. That is, our treasured recreational trails are not your dog’s toilet. The poop problem becomes particularly acute in winter, when dogs and trail users become increasingly confined to narrow (and white hued!) trail corridors. So please remove what cross-country skiers jokingly refer to as the “brown wax,” especially around trailheads. And here’s a shout-out to those responsible folks who not only pick up after their own pooches but, like me, also remove other poops from high value recreation areas.
Steve Barrett, Kalispell