Leave no trace

Plan ahead and prepare
• Know the regulations and specia Concerns for the area you’ll visit.
• Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies.
• Repackage food to minimize waste.

Travel and camp on durable surfaces
• In popular areas concentrate use on existing campsites and trails.
• In pristine areas disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.

Dispose of waste properly
• Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
• Deposit human waste in ‘cat holes’ dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water.
• Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.

Leave what you find
• Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch, archaeological or historic structures and artifacts (especially rock paintings).
• Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
• Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.

Minimize campfire impacts
• Use a lightweight stove for cooking. Do not burn wood, paper or plastic.
• Respect wildlife. Observe animals from a distance. Do not follow, feed or approach them. Avoid wildlife during sensitive times, when mating, nesting or raising young.

Be considerate of other visitors
• Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Be courteous.
• Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.