Scott Jurek, the ultrarunner who set a speed record earlier this month by completing the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days, broke Baxter State Park rules by celebrating a bit too much when he reached the top of Maine’s Mount Katahdin.

Jurek, who celebrated with champagne on the summit July 12, was issued summonses for breaking rules prohibiting littering, consuming alcoholic beverages and hiking with a group of more than 12 people. The littering occurred when champagne sprayed into the air hit the ground.

“We really don’t think that the top of Katahdin should smell like a bar,” Jensen Bissell, the Baxter Park director, told the Postland Press Herald.

It might seem like splitting hairs to write a littering summons for champagne that hit the ground atop the 5,268-foot mountain, but Bissell is charged with helping to protect the natural resource. The citations, which the Press Herald says were announced to the media and to Jurek’s followers, were not mentioned in stories about his remarkable accomplishment, an omission that sent Bissell to post to the park’s Facebook page.

Ultramarathoning in Baxter Park – another perspective.Our Facebook page is a great place to celebrate the nature of…

Posted by Baxter State Park on Thursday, July 16, 2015

The criticism comes at a time of growing interest in trail hiking, thanks in part to Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild,” her memoir of hiking the Pacific Coast Trail. “This is nothing new in the greater Appalachian Trail community,” Susan Tompkins,a spokesperson for the Main Appalachian Trail Club, told the Press Herald. “I think it might be for Baxter State Park.”

Jurek’s representatives haven’t responded to a request for a comment, but he posted about his efforts to eliminate trail waste on Facebook last week.

Really gotta hand it to Jenny. I packed out ALL my trash on the AT and she sorted through everything, picked out all the…

Posted by Scott Jurek on Friday, July 17, 2015