- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - A community group is addressing what it calls a “poop problem” in the Adirondacks by providing portable toilets at popular trailheads in the High Peaks region.

The Ausable River Association says it has been organizing the placement of porta-potties along the river for six years to address “the persistent problem of human waste disposal.”

This year, the group is expanding the program from the riverside to the uplands. The High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program has reported a 64 percent increase in visitation to the High Peaks in the last six years, which has led to more human waste and toilet paper along trails.

In addition to sites along the Ausable River, the heavily used Cascade Mountain, Chapel Pond, Giant Ridge and Roaring Brook trailheads will have porta-potties this summer.

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