Highland Lakes Campground, Iceberg Wilderness, California - Bathroom Review

As an avid backpacker, I was thrilled to spend four days in the Iceberg Wilderness area of the California Sierra's. It was an absolutely beautiful area that had everything I had hoped for with backpacking. Spectacular views, great trails and even some streams with water in them (a bit surprising considering how long the drought has been). At the end of the backpacking trip the ladies of the group were quite excited to see an actual outhouse. Myself I'm always a bit surprised as every outhouse I have ever encountered has never been exactly very pleasent as compared to a nice secluded spot in the forrest. 

This outhouse being in a very secluded campground in a very remote part of the forrest, I was actually surprised to see the amount of etching graffiti that was done to the facility. The campground guests must have had quite a bit of extra time on their hands for them to want to spend so much time etching marks into the outhouse. It is actually quite sad to think that some people have no problems with defacing public property like this. As a backpacker, I embrace the idea of leave no trace behind and I would hope that my car camping friends would do the same but sadly it doesn't appear to be that way. That being said, this bathroom also had extra toilet tissue on the ground that seems to always occur in an outhouse. I'm not certain why that is but it makes for a rather unappealing bathroom visit. Overall, this bathroom just doesn't make the cut, it was neither clean, artisitic, interesting design or free of graffiti. I can give it one flush as it did seem to be free of actual physical vandalism 

Highland Lakes Campground Outhouse, Iceberg Wilderness, California - Public Restroom Review - 1/5 Flushes

Facility Location Cleanliness Design Artwork Free of Graffiti Free of Vandalism Notes
Campground Outhouse Highland Lakes Campground, Iceberg Wilderness, California         Free of Vandalism Not very pleasent at all, best to bring an RV with your own toilet!