Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Low Impact Hiking

Most probably feel that they have minimal impact while in the backcountry.  As the picture shows, this trail is easily identified and well worn.  Signage asks us to remain on the trail to eliminate damage to the surrounding area.

Section hiker has a great post about what the hiker needs to be aware of when on and off the trail.

"Have you ever come across a meadow of wild flowers and walked across it? How about tall prairie grass? If you have, you know that it takes very little to create a noticeable path through such an area. Once created, others have a strong tendency to walk along the same route and create a permanent path."

To read the rest of the post go here.

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