Leave No Trace!
It is a simple concept, but unfortunately not always understood or accepted in the outdoors. Twice this summer I have seen defaced rock at Looking Glass in Pisgah National Forest. Before you carve your sweetheart's name in the rock, please think twice. Let's leave as little mark behind so all generations can enjoy our magnificent parks! For more information about LNT, check out their website here.

A few simple tips when heading outdoors:

Avoid short cuts through switchbacks, which cause erosion.
Leave what you find and take what you brought.
If you MUST use toilet paper, please bury it with your poo WELL off the trail.
Stay on the trail when hiking to minimize impacted areas.
Respect animals, plants, and rocks. Leave them there!

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