Not only is it gross and disgusting, but it is pretty irresponsible: when you're out in the wilderness and you gotta go...you gotta go and if you do, you ABSOLUTELY do not want to dispose your waste in a mountain stream....simply irresponsible.



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It's dangerous to both animals and humans when human waste is deposited in these natural areas and should NEVER be an option.

Whether you're going for a day hike or a camping trip, preparations need to be made to avoid polluting our environment.

Look, when you're out in the mountains and the wilderness there aren't many toilets just hanging around nearby, I get it: when you gotta go, you gotta go. However, if you're going, make sure you're doing the responsible thing and keeping our environment and great outdoors clean and safe for all.

There's actually a book about it and our friends at REI have some helpful reminders for you as well.

Pack it in, pack it out.

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Photos: 10 Reminders to 'Leave No Trace' in Colorado