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I've done that as well, as I consider that "plant matter" that will either disintegrate very fast or will be consumed by the various critters. I do, however, pack out my orange and banana peels as they are trashy looking and don't disintegrate very fast. My philosophy is to try to leave the place better than I found it, especially in my camping spots. I tend not to pick up alot of trash when I'm hiking although I have been known to kick dog poop off the trail as long as it's not too fresh... I do however, always carry a garbage bag in my pack, just in case I run into something that is just downright unbearable....trekkin gecko wrote:. i've thrown a few apple cores in the bushes in the past
Well put! I answered "yes" too, for the same reasons. I think most of us "responsible" hikers leave as little trace as practically possible. And I have picked up a whole lot more trash than I have ever left! Besides the obvious and common plastic bottles and various snack wrappers, I have hauled out things like an entire tent (cheap walmart type, still in bag), piles of shotgun shells, and of course that bowling ball from hieroglyphic spring ... I also used to take large trash bags to papago park - not exactly wilderness, I know - and I would fill up the bag on one loop of the buttes. It made me feel good to do what I could, and it was a nice surprise when another hiker would notice what I was doing and thank me.Grasshopper wrote:I read that entire LNT ethics article and then voted "Yes" (yes not because I haven't tossed an apple core in the past, but because I felt that anyone who abides by ~90% of this article's requirements can say they practice acceptable LNT ethics.. I consider apple cores (not banana & orange rinds) and off-trail hiking where it is legal to be part of the acceptable 10%).
This is one thing that I find myself getting carried away with sometimes.kevinweitzel75 wrote:When I go off trail, I try to use rocks and try no to tear up the ground to much.
What's does it say in the label description for inscriptions? Let's go with that.chumley wrote:How old do drawings on a beautiful canyon wall need to be before they're a worthy destination, and not a disgusting scar?
chumley wrote:I answered no as well. But with similar answers that others have replied.
What's sort of funny is that one of the "treasures" that many seek to find on their explorations are the exact opposite of LNT, in fact some might call it graffiti. Others call them petroglyphs.
How old do drawings on a beautiful canyon wall need to be before they're a worthy destination, and not a disgusting scar?