i climbed adams yesterday (7/17/02) and when i walked from the mining shack along the ridge to the other side i found the only windblock area of some stones. when i sat down a football size rock slid away revealing a fresh mound of human feces. i then realized i was in the center of a huge toilet with tp and crap EVERYWHERE!!! look, i have had to use the wilderness as toilet because of my lack of foersight- totally irresponsible- but i was as responsible as i could get. and you NEVER leave tp. wrap it and pack it. i carried out a whole bag of other peoples crappy toilet paper i collected from the summit.
whoever has participated in filling my bag should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. bury it deep in the snow- but never just crap in such a busy area, drop a rock on it and be on your merry way. this may work in the untraveled wilderness- but NOT on the summit of mt adams.