Posted Monday 22nd September 2008 at 04:06 by CarolWeaver
As promised, here's a closer look at the Leave No Trace principles and what they mean. The first, plan ahead and prepare, seems pretty straightforward. But what should you plan and prepare? Boy Scouts, who adhere to the principles, are taught to find out about the area where they are hiking as well as about members of the group. Novice hikers will have a much different set of skills than experienced ones, so know what to expect out of the group so you can plan stops in designated areas instead of...