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Areas of small stones (carries or quarries)

Areas of small stones (carries or quarries)

These rocky areas differ from areas of large boulders or blocks of greater instability of the ground due to move “sets” of the stones that lining, which act much like sand or powder. In this sense, these places can be crossed without problems depending on the degree of slope, and taking into account safety considerations, [...]

Areas of steep terrain

Areas of steep terrain

Regardless of the type of soil that covers it (rock, snow, soil, vegetation, etc.)., The steep terrain, sloping, steep to be transitive (raised or lowered, climbing or down climbing) given certain precautions: Do not walk ahead of the slope . What forces you to walk in diagonal or zigzag, and forever (especially if it was [...]

Areas of large rocks or stones (scree or blocks)

Areas of large rocks or stones (scree or blocks)

The scree, crags and rocky ground, areas of loose rocks or stones more or less large (larger than a football about) can be ground fairly easy to navigate on foot, as long as they know how. Failure to understand and master the techniques of running in this type of soil, a fall can cause serious [...]

Areas of large rocks (blocks or scree)

Areas of large rocks (blocks or scree)

When there are large rocks, the product of hard minerals (granite, gneiss, etc.). The road is usually passable. But as always, we must take into account some issues to avoid mistakes that could lead to serious accidents if they fall: You can go from rock to rock, provided management have some balance, and choose the [...]

Avoid fragile areas

Avoid fragile areas

Though the Northeast’s forests are very productive and vegetation seems vigorous and plentiful, damage to plants due to backcountry recreation is a widespread and increasing problem. Select routes that avoid fragile terrain, critical wildlife habitat or any area where signs of your passage will invite others to follow. Campsites in pristine areas that are used [...]

Camp and Travel:In Popular Areas part 2

Camp and Travel:In Popular Areas part 2

Arrive at your destination with time and energy to set up a good camp. If your intended destination is full, you can use the extra daylight to move on and find another location for the night. If you’re in an area that receives a large amount of use, chances are good that you’ll find another [...]

Camp and Travel:In Popular Areas

Camp and Travel:In Popular Areas

When in popular or high-use areas, concentrate your activity within established campsites and trails to prevent impact to the surrounding area. These areas have been “hardened”-have already lost their vegetation cover-and continued use causes little additional impact. Stay on trails. Hiking outside of the established treadway tramples plants, contributes to erosion, and creates wide or [...]

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