Alan aka Yogi, who has a great blog which you should check out after your reading assignment here. Alan pitched in and loaded many loads of trash, and also went with us on a mission described in detail further down this page.
On the north end of the big mountain, 50 yards off the beaten trail and almost hidden until the leaves fell, there was a dome tent with an off-and-on inhabitant. I don't know the story of this person, but I do know there are several places for homeless people to find shelter. Two things that bother me about someone squatting like this. Besides it being prohibited, is that every time there has been a camper on Turkey, they have trashed the heck out of the surrounding area. They carry beer cans, Walmart sacks, cigarette packages, and tons of filth and garbage, and it spills out and gets blown all around, and looks awful. Also, who knows what kind of person this is? My wife, as well as a lot of other women run the trailz--sometimes alone. I do not feel it is safe to have a vagrant living 50 yards from the trail like that.
Bob Doucette who was with us to help. Bob has a great blog about a variety of topics often about trail running on Turkey Mountain. The gun was a toy cap gun, one of many odd things we found in the tent. There were scented candles, an electric tooth brush, a bottle of perfume, duct tape, unopened cans of beer, condoms what were not unopened--ICK!!!