[cdt-l] Brenton Springs is now a cow pasture

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Mon Jun 11 09:47:31 CDT 2007



Could you clarify - do you mean that the cattle had gotten into/behind the
fence enclosure? Or only that they'd obliterated everything outside it? 


The latter is nothing new, and I doubt there is anything that can be done
about it (aside from completely changing our beef culture). But the stream
on the fenced-in side has historically been pretty decent, and the location
very obvious (i.e. right near the sign).





-----Original Message-----
From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Francis Tapon
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 2:09 PM
To: Bruce CDT
Cc: Paul Rau; CDT List
Subject: [cdt-l] Brenton Springs is now a cow pasture


Bruce: I'm not sure who to contact, so I hope you can escalate this message
to the appropriate folks.


I was disappointed to arrive to Brenton Springs and find cow crap


The fenced off "oasis" is now just a pathetic polluted stream. 


I assume BLM is in charge of maintaining the springs in pristine shape. I
hope you (or Paul) can make them aware of its condition.


The fenced off area is huge and it would be helpful if there were a sign
instructing hikers where to find the water so that they don't have to
trample all over the place to find it. I found it and it was a weak stream,
the flow didn't inspire confidence. I wonder how much flow there will be in


CDTers: there's water at Brenton, just not good water. Let's hope BLM can
improve the spring's security. Until then, let's salute the companies that
help us purify water with cow pies in them!


Happy trails,

Francis Tapon 




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