“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…….”
~ Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi”
A hiker’s moral compass generally points towards the greener side of the environmental fence. However, noble intentions are about as useful as a back pocket on a t-shirt unless they are accompanied by diligence out in the field.
Leave No Trace (LNT) hiking and camping means doing the little things regularly. Packing in, packing out. Digging good catholes. Respecting wildlife. With an increasing number of people wanting to experience the same limited resources, the onus is upon all of us to play a part in preserving our natural heritage for generations to come.