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leave no trace

Posted: Jul 01 2012 1:44 pm
by trekkin_gecko
the latest poll question: do you seriously practice LNT ethics?

i answered no because
a. i don't pack out my waste
b. i don't pick up after other people
c. i've thrown a few apple cores in the bushes in the past

curious what others have to say
where do you draw the line?

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 2:00 pm
by friendofThundergod
@chumley
hmmmm...too easy on that one...lol

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 2:12 pm
by BobP
chumley wrote:What can I say? I have fat wrists. :whistle:
http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Lose-W ... id=2518865 and no I'm not advocating this for anyone.

my other comment got deleted ;)

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 2:21 pm
by friendofThundergod
@BobP

Anyway to make wrists larger? I hate mine, watches never fit right, sister had bigger wrists etc and if I follow the LNT guidelines, the size of my firewood is considerably smaller than guys, like, Chumley with fat wrists... :(

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 2:24 pm
by BobP
@friendofThundergod
Just pm the expert profile.php?u=2847

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 2:32 pm
by chumley
@BobP
Phew. I'm in the clear. :)
You want to begin by eliminating all beverages that are not water based

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 2:34 pm
by chumley
friendofThundergod wrote:@BobP

the size of my firewood is considerably smaller than guys, like, Chumley with fat wrists... :(
The metaphors in this thread are giving hikebot fits today! ;)
:sl:

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 3:06 pm
by Alston_Neal
Ok I've boiled this all down to no fires built with material larger than Chumley's wood.

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 3:08 pm
by The_Eagle
@Alston Neal
That wouldn't even keep a fly warm.....

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 3:36 pm
by chumley
There are a few pictures of my wood on the interwebs.
http://hikearizona.com/photo=160648
It lasts a long time.

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 3:40 pm
by The_Eagle
@chumley
Must be obscured... All I see is a truck

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Dec 02 2013 6:26 pm
by friendofThundergod
coanbru wrote:@Alston Neal
That wouldn't even keep a fly warm.....
Might be best one of day

Re: leave no trace

Posted: May 14 2015 12:35 pm
by garyc57
Suggestions, please?

I will be hiking the AZT around Flagstaff this summer, and I am planning on meeting my wife (trail angel extraordinaire!) where the trail crosses or comes near to highways or trailheads. But, if I get there before she does, I'd like an LNT method of leaving her a signal that I've been there and gone on, so she won't wait for me.

For example, if she drops me off at the Marshall Lake Trailhead (AZT # 31 Walnut Canyon), and I hike north, I'm thinking she could drive to Canyon Vista campground, and hike the two(?) miles to where the Sandy Canyon trail intersects with the AZT. But, if I get there before she does, I don't want to have to wait for her to arrive. And, if I've already gone, I don't want her to sit and wait for me. Understand?

Any ideas? A long strip of cloth tied to a nearby branch? A pile of empty Bud Light cans in the middle of the trail? :o A "special" gouge in the trail with the heel of my boot?

Any LNT ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

Re: leave no trace

Posted: May 14 2015 1:08 pm
by azbackpackr
A cell phone text or call? There is service a lot of places through there. Incidentally, I've been thinking of doing some of those passages myself, starting maybe with #29. More on that later. My summer is filling up quickly with events.

Re: leave no trace

Posted: May 14 2015 1:14 pm
by chumley
I like leaving some message on the trail. Doesn't need to mean something to anybody else. At trailhead a you could arrange that you will draw something right below or behind the trail sign or other predetermined location if you know of one.

If it's a frequently traveled spot it might be good to do something a bit out of the way... Say "10 paces east of the sign"... Or something like that.

http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=488488
http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=337406
http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=337409
http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=337412

Re: leave no trace

Posted: May 14 2015 1:31 pm
by joebartels
Aboriginal communication methods are less prefered these days due to fiber tensile degeneration. In Grand Canyon we've used various small rock patterns at known junctions to communicate. Such as two cairns four rocks high with the third tier as a truss bridge between the two. The second party then reassociates the rocks to nature.

Re: leave no trace

Posted: May 14 2015 2:04 pm
by azbackpackr
Yes, I well remember the exact directions that someone had left for us to find a gallon of water left hidden for us at the junction of the Esplanade and South Bass Trails. Ha. Never found it. Luckily we were not out of water. It's probably still there.

Re: leave no trace

Posted: May 14 2015 3:22 pm
by The_Eagle
A set of Walkie Talkies are a possibility
or
a customized sign for the area -> http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ID=288710

Re: leave no trace

Posted: May 14 2015 3:51 pm
by chumley
@The Eagle
There was some discussion about leaving that sign there. :-$ But LNT ruled and it was brought back, only to find a permanent home in front of the fermenters at Arizona Wilderness :y:

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Jan 04 2016 4:14 pm
by outdoor_lover

Re: leave no trace

Posted: Mar 25 2018 1:04 pm
by outdoor_lover
So... @Sredfield... We need to find a Sponsor and put some of these up.... Maybe people will think twice....
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