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Trees and privy, site 26

Trees and privy, site 26

Each backcountry site has its own privy, or pit toilet as everyone but Parks Canada calls them. It’s set away from both the water — it’s the law — and the campsite, for obvious reasons. Anyway, there’s a well-travelled path to its door. Nature calls, even out in nature. I think every one of these things is exactly the same, no matter what park or part of Canada you’re in. It’s a whole in the ground with a shack over top. It’s as simple and useful as it gets. And that’s all I have to say about that.

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