Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Bureaucrat Hall of Fame Nominee: Smell of Champagne = Littering
When Scott Jurek celebrated his ascent of Mount Katahdin on Sunday, culminating a record-setting traverse of the entire Appalachian Trail, a Baxter State Park ranger was there to greet him.
The ranger, however, was not giving out high-fives.
After the excitement over the accomplishment subsided, Jurek was handed three citations for violating park rules during the festivities atop Maine’s highest peak.
Formally, the summons issued to Jurek was for consuming alcohol within the park, hiking with a group larger than 12 people, and littering, which occurred when champagne sprayed into the air on the 5,268-foot summit hit the ground.
at 3:30 AM