Originally Posted by aztrailrider
We never saw so many beer cans
! There were literally hundreds of cans, nearly all Bud or Bud Light. It is hard to believe folks can stash full cans somewhere on their horse, but won't bring the empties back to camp. We thought at the time the Boy Scouts should do a clean up project; it would double as a fund raiser, too.
That is a shame about Land Between the Lakes - it's a great trail system, and I just can't understand why people think it's okay to just drop their beer cans on the ground instead of putting them back in the saddle bags and throwing them away back at camp.
There's just no excuse for that. I've actually heard some people try to justify it by saying "well, there aren't any garbage cans out there."
Ummmm. . .that's part of being "out in nature." It's not a freakin' shopping mall or city park. That's why you carry it back to camp
An empty can weighs practically nothing. It's not taking up any more space empty than it was when it was full. As long as you don't crush it, it won't tear up the interior of your packs.
Then again, I don't understand why people drink Bud or Bud light. Life is too short to drink cheap beer. . .