But the trails in Grand Canyon are not low-impact areas. You're gonna see litter.
And this does nothing to alleviate those who bring in the bottled water in their cars, which I imagine are a lot of the visitors.
I just see this as PC run amok while ignoring the issue of folks getting dehydrated while hiking. Put a deposit and stamp on the water bottles sold in the park and folks will bring them to you if they are left by the trail. If a bottle by the trail wasn't sold by the park, this regulation wouldn't have had any effect anyway.
The Feds should use the same programs they use in the parks along the Mexican border.
How do they get the illegals to pack out their trash?
Not 'PC'; but CONTROL.