Recently my son and I did another day hike while working our way through Segment 10 of the Mountains to Sea Trail and picked up quite a bit of trash. As the pandemic fuels a fire for all of us to spend more time outdoors, please consider that you are obligated to be a good steward of our natural resources.

Just look at these photos. None of this is ok. Two dirty diapers. Lots of wipes. Bottles. Wrappers. A shoe. A propane canister. And much more. This huge trash bag was filled and I could have filled at least on more just at the parking area. Don't carve into the trees. Don't leave trash behind. Pack out the trash you do see if you're able to do so safely.

Carry a trash bag as your eleventh essential. Practice Leave No Trace principles. Respect our natural environment.

 

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https://lnt.org/
https://mountainstoseatrail.org/
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
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