Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Great Outdoors: Goat Lake

Meandering through an easy trail, alongside a swift river with a breathtaking waterfall at the top would make anyone feel the need to tinkle. 2 1/2 hours hiking next to rushing water will wear a hole in your "I can hold it 5 more minutes" psyche. However, if you have picked Goat Lake for your backpacking needs fear not, they do equip the campground with not one but two toilets! As I set my pack down, in one of the last camping spots available at this popular backpacker destination, all I could think about was tinkling. I followed the first sign to tinkle-land; a pictogram of an outhouse. Up and up I climbed still not seeing the toilet. I passed another sign which read "toilet", however still no sign of this outhouse. A couple more steps reveled to my horror a wooden box. Hmmm.... "This can't be it, there are no walls!" I thought to myself. I walked over and opened what appeared to be a lid. As I lifted it became clear, this was the toilet. However open and wall-less this toilet was, it was far enough away from any campsite to feel extreme paranoia as a dropped my drawers. It was one step up from peeing in the woods, however there were no pangs of guilt for using toilet paper.
*note- Goat Lake is extremely beautiful and it's a great day hike or over night weekend spot.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

University Bookstore

If you find yourself in university district at one of the many cheap and easy restaurants or music stores but can't bring yourself to use their grungy unkempt bathrooms then head to the University Bookstore where you will find a clean quiet tucked away restroom for your tinkling needs. Although they say you need to be a customer to use their facilities, it's easy to browse the magazine isle or other various departments for 5 minutes before or after your journey to toilet-land.
*note- it is located on the second floor near the technology center.