When we hit the trail we want to be feeling the dirt beneath our feet, not someone’s Big Mac wrapper, not a tossed beer can, and we definitely do NOT want to step in someone’s discarded dog poop bag.
We get it maintaining a leave no trace lifestyle can be difficult but in order to keep our trails, parks, and camps up to the standard we’ve come to expect takes an effort on all of our parts. To make things easier for you we’ve compiled six easy to follow rules that can help us all do our part.
- Stick to the trails
- Make use of packing that can be re-purposed or used on the next trip
- Pack out what you pack in
- Camp, Do Dishes, and Dispose of all waste (yes even that kind of waste) at LEAST 200 feet from all water sources to avoid contamination
- If possible keep fires in already established fire pits or rings
- Simply remember to take pictures and leave only footprints
- We get it nature is great and the temptation to bring home a souvenir is real, but are you really going to want that leaf in three weeks from now? Didn’t think so. Snap a pic instead and you can cherish the memory of that leaf forever.