Seven Principles

My last post was Knowledge & Preparation. It’s the first principle of Leave No Trace. Here are all seven.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Considerate of Other Visitors

Previously I wondered about the relevance of #1. I personally found available literature that supported the message fell short Continue reading

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Knowledge & Preparation

Leave No Trace. That’s a way of life for responsible hikers. And one of the messages I’m tasked with spreading in my role this summer. As a trailhead steward I engage folks before they leave the parking lot. Whether they’re overnighting at elevation of just taking a stroll. The same message applies. Continue reading

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Special Hiker

I’m summering in the White Mountains of NH. While playing trailhead steward for the Forest Service on Sunday we got a particularly special visitor. A couple in a car pulled into the parking lot. The man lowered his window and showed us a beautiful miniature Continue reading

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Earlier I threatened promised to document my winter project volunteering down south. So here goes.

It’s managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. The official name is Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. That’s a mouth full. So for short I call the refuge Noxubee. Where is it? Central eastnorthern Mississippi. Continue reading

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Yesterday we had a visitor in our RV site at Noxubee Refuge. A caterpillar had just metamorphed into something winged. What would it be? Butterfly or moth? Sure. We could just wait and see. But that requires patience. And knowledge to be sure. Instead we whisked it off to the Visitor Center for some professional assistance. Continue reading

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Fridge Fix

The RV fridge needed attention. In gas mode the burner would not stay lit. Once opened for investigation the problem cause was apparent. The burner was obstructed. Continue reading

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