Leave No Trace
More and more
people are taking to discover America. People explore on foot or on
horseback, on mountain bikes or with a mule. Back-country explorers
overcrowd many popular areas. They leave evidence of people, horses,
tents and campfires.
back-country areas for solitude and a �wilderness experience.�
We want to escape from crowds, noise, and the daily pressures of
urban, life. Enjoying wild America requires a commitment to preserve
them. �No Trace� back-country practices are techniques to help
reduce our presence in wild America.
The National Forest
designed "No Trace" guidelines to protect our back-country
and wilderness areas. By following these guidelines, we can better
protect the land and lessen the sights and sounds of our visit.
others in the back-country helps everyone enjoy their outdoor
experience. Excessive noise, unrestrained pets, and damaged natural
surroundings create a negative atmosphere in the back-country. While
picnicking, keep down the noise level. Radio and tape players do not
belong in the back-country
Keep pets under
control at all times. No one wants to have someone�s pet running
through the area frightening people and wildlife.
picturesque trees, and unusual rock formations all give back-country
areas the beauty we come to see. Picking flowers, hacking at trees,
and chipping away at rocks, all can detract from the primitive
atmosphere. Please leave them for others to enjoy. Take nothing but
pictures...leave with only your memories.