I feel compelled to comment on a statement made by Forest Service local Recreation Officer John Ladley: “This is a much messier group than the general public.”

Hello, this is the general public. They weren’t struck ignorant when they turned on to Highway 243.

And they need to be educated? It’s no different in the city: Littering is illegal everywhere.

And what happens if a Hill visitor doesn’t want to be educated? Who will referee the (possible) arguments and/or fights that could result from this action of being kind and educating to visitors?

As for putting up signs pointing to trash cans, are we assuming these visitors cannot read and need a sign to remind them to act right?

So many people keep pushing Idyllwild as the most recent “in” place to be. Well, you got your wish. How’s that working out for you?

Kat Davis