By Leah Rambadt, American Forests
After you choose a trail and start planning your hike, remember that you’re not just entering nature — you’re entering the home of a variety of wildlifeand other living organisms. Whether you’re going on a day-trip or a week-long excursion, you should be considerate of nature and minimize your impact on it.
The “Leave No Trace Seven Principles” are the best guidelines to follow before, during and after an outdoor excursion. We won’t go through the principles in detail in this post, but will instead highlight how you should prepare for, behave during, and leave a day-trip hike to help nature maintain nature’s original state.