Dustin and I live by the mantra, “No matter what, I will leave everything I touch and every person I meet a little better than how I found them.”
I’m sharing this with you today because...
It’s spring, it’s spring!!!
And I know so many of us are excited to get outside and play.
But before you race to dust of your trusted backpack, I want to remind you of something critically important.
The future of wilderness camping, hikes, and other sustainable outdoor recreation depends on more people adopting @leavenotracecenter principles.
Last year Dustin & I spent much of our time on the trail and at camp cleaning up after others - front country and backcountry.
We witnessed far too many individuals not practicing proper outdoor ethics - trampling over fragile lands, littering, burning irresponsibly, interacting to a dangerous extent with wildlife - all actions that can degrade the outdoor experience for everyone.
To leave something better than you found it seems like an obvious & simple choice. Yet many individuals seem to forget this when interacting with the natural world.
Leaving No Trace is everyone’s responsibility. And instilling these values in our children, friends, and loved ones prepares them & us to make moral & ethical choices when we interact with the outdoors.
This level of awareness also reminds us to respect the rights of others to enjoy their outdoor experience.
So this season let us work together by sharing and applying Leave No Trace Principles no matter where we adventure - mountains, seashore, forest, your aunty’s backyard.
Let us not wait for the fictional “someone else” to do these things.
We are all capable of making a difference right now. Spread awareness and positivity, it’s contagious.
So tell me, how will you prepare to leave no trace as a visitor in the outdoors this season?👇🏾