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Many environmental wonders are top travel destinations - sadly, high foot traffic leads to a more fragile ecosystem and greater possibility for pollution. A few simple and mindful practices can make a huge impact. As a member of the hiking community, it’s our responsibility to not only actively apply these routines, but set an example for those who may not be aware of outdoor etiquette. There’s nothing worse than absorbing a polished landscape and suddenly resting your eyes on a piece of trash. If you already trek while considering these guidelines, I applaud you. However, some are unfamiliar with the ethical courtesies visitors of the wilderness should emulate...

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April 09, 2021