Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

It was a beautiful morning on the Mt Baker Hwy along the Nooksack River, miles 37-39.
By the numbers:
Zero.
-Money, jewelry, lotto tickets, or anything of value found
One.
-Hour commute time each way.
-Golf ball (May have been left in extra trash bags from last patrol.
-Orange safety flag displayed upside down along the highway.  Unknown until a DOT driver stopped to share that knowledge.  (I plead the 5th).
Two.
-Vehicles used.
-Hours actual work time.
-Miles walked by each team.
Three.
-Months,or so until next Litter Patrol.  (Make your reservations now)
Four.
-Volunteers (Gerry, Jennie, Steve, me)
Five.
-Bags of junk collected (not all full).
-Hours, door to door.
Six.
-Feet of old steel cable, pulled from the bushes.  (Guard rail reinforcement?).
-Bicyclists grinding their way up the mountain.
 
Seven.
-Minutes trying to come up with something for numbers eight through eighty-six.
 
Eighty-seven.
-Miles put on the truck, door to door.
 
Thanks to all the volunteers this year who helped make picking up other people’s trash enjoyable.
 
Richard Klemm