Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 6, 2021

Picking up trash has it’s benefit$!

It was so fun to see Mike Pique having a wonderful hike and a good dose of Vitamin D, picking up trash around the Fire Station. He said he really scored at a snow bank finding a few quarters and some dimes. Think he cashed in with about two dollars!$!

Mike is just one of many people that has volunteered for years to help keep our mountain free of debris. We don’t have trash cans on Palomar as we are just a little mountain community. Volunteers have lots of extra work after snow days, but it is good exercise and just think, we don’t have to go to a gym! Well, gyms are closed anyway so we’ve got it made on the Mountain!

Of course, it would be wonderful if the snow bunnies would pick up after themselves. Most folks do, but a lot don’t. I keep an empty trash bag in my car year-round, make it fun out and about, with a big black bag. I meet the nicest people. Usually they have their camera with them so I often ask if they would like me to take a picture of their family. Everyone is all smiles, they see I’m picking up trash, then pitch in and help fill up my bag pretty quick.

Guessing the locals that live in other tourist destinations like down in Borrego and along the beaches, pick up trash, too, but might not be as lucky to find two dollars!

Here is a link for Snow Info when coming to our Palomar Snow. Visitors make make the locals happy when those fried chicken buckets, broken sleds and all the rest go back down the mountain. But, tip$ are appreciated!

Just having fun…

Bonnie Phelps


Responses

  1. There was a big article in today’s UT about trash and inconsiderate snow visitors in Julian. I contacted the reporter via email this morning and told her of similar issues on Palomar. I understand the county park on Crestline was trashed.

    On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 11:14 PM Palomar Mountain News wrote:

    > Bonnie Phelps posted: ” It was so fun to see Mike Pique having a wonderful > hike and a good dose of Vitamin D, picking up trash around the Fire > Station. He said he really scored at a snow bank finding a few quarters and > some dimes. Think he cashed in with about two dollars” >


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