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Travel and camp on durable surfaces
Good campsites and found, not made.
Travel and camp on durable surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trails, even when wet or muddy
Minimize use and impact of fire
Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes
Be considerate of other visitors
Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.
Leave what you find
Avoid hammering nails into trees, hacking at them with hatchets or saws, or damming bark and roots by tying horse to trees for extended period. This includes scratching or making your mark in rocks,or trees
Plan ahead and prepare
Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use
Be considerate of other visitors
Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience
Minimize use and impact of fire
Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lighweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lanttern for light
Plan ahead and prepare
Visit in small groups. Split larger parties into groups of 4-6
Pack it in, Pack it out
Use small amounts of biodegrable soap. Scatter strained dishwater
Respect wildlife
Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely
Respect wildlife
Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them
Pack it in, Pack it out
Pack out toilet paper and hygience products
Respect wildlife
Control pets at all times, or leave them at home
Respect wildlife
Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young or winter
Travel and camp on durable surfaces
Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent
Travel and camp on durable surfaces
Protect riparian area by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams
Leave what you find
Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species
Minimize use and impact of fire
Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans or mound fires
Plan ahead and prepare
Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergenies
Plan Ahead and prepare
Know the regulations and special concerns for th earea you'll visit
Plan ahead and prepare
Repackage food to minimize waste
Travel and camp on durable surfaces
Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses, or snow
Pack it in, Pack it out
To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes
Pack it in, Pack it out
Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the catholes when finished.
Pack it in, Pack it out
Pack out all trash, leftover foods and litter
Be considerate of other visitors
Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail
Minimize use and impact of fire
Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand
Be considerate of other visitors
Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock
Plan ahead and prepare
Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns of flagging
Be considerate of other visitors
Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors
Leave what you find
Preserve the past: exaime, but do not touch, cultural or historical structures and artifacts.
Travel and camp on durable surfaces
IN popular areas, concentrate use on existing trails and campsites
Respect wildlife
Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
Leave what you find
Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches
Leave what you find
Leave rocks, plants, and other natural objects as you find them