As I clambered my way up the trail recently, I passed two languishing young women. One of them regarded her sandwich with distaste. “I am going to toss this,” she said. “I know there is a squirrel who will appreciate it.”

I cautioned, ”We ask people not to feed the wildlife.” As I walked off , one of them opined: ”What does she know? Shes hiking in a skirt!”

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