Sunday, August 16, 2009
Fire danger high at Point Defiance, recklessness higher
Passing through Point Defiance there were signs prominently displayed warning of the high fire danger in the park at this time. Despite the signage we noted a shocking example of careless behavior and thoughtlessness that puts the park at risk. Someone dumped out their used charcoal briquets on the ground alongside the parking area at Owen Beach. With everything tinder dry, pine needles, fir needles, twigs, and brush there near the base of a large tree was what someone had chosen to use as their personal dumping ground.