camping

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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Principles of Leave No Trace

Prologue As growing numbers of people seek the beauty and exhilaration of outdoor recreation, our collective mark on the environment and natural ecosystems becomes more apparent-and more damaging. Water pollution, litter and disturbance to vegetation, wildlife and other visitors are indicators of the need to develop a national ethic that protects wild and scenic areas. […]