[pct-l] Leaving a trace

Tortoise Tortoise73 at charter.net
Thu May 31 21:35:19 CDT 2007

I think the least anyone can do is pick up trash left behind by others. 
Unfortunately there are a lot of slobs (and worse) out especially close 
to roads and trailheads. Some of the trash is just stuff which fell 
off/out of another's pack.

I gained two useful items that way -- a Sierra Club pocket book of 
Starr's Guide to the John Muir Trail. And in the parking lot of the TH 
for Salt Springs Reservoir on the Mokulmne, I found the best light 
weight Swiss Army knife I've seen.

I've also carried out a lot of trash left behind by others.

And I've probably inadvertently left some trash behind too.


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Deems wrote:
> When I hike the trails, I roll off all the rocks and logs that I can, and 
> use my hiking pole to flip as many sticks and limbs off the trail as 
> possible. After many miles it makes a difference, especially if everyone 
> flips some sticks and rolls some rocks. Rebuilding trail tread and sawing 
> through logs is for the pros, but we can each do our own part while we are 
> out for a hike by cleaning the trails.  The PCT section I hiked in the 
> Trinitys this past weekend is in much better condition today due to my work 
> as I hiked it.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> On CDT-L someone said how you  should leave a trace by doing
> impromptu maintenance. I am not sure how effective that may or may not
> be, but figure doing some trail work with a group is a great way to
> "Leave a trace". 
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