Monday, September 5, 2011

Principle Blog Series: Part 7 of 7-Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Be Considerate of Other Visitors is the 7th of 7 Leave No Trace Principles.  It is important to regard fellow visitors and respect the quality of their experience.  An easy way to do this is by following the yield triangle on a multi-use trail.  The above picture illustrates this concept.  Bikers yield to hikers, while both hikers and bikers yield to horses.  By practicing use of the yield triangle, user conflicts could be minimized in recreational areas.  Nature is a finite resource, not infinite.  Be considerate so that everyone can enjoy!  Here are some more pointers on ways to Be Considerate of Other Visitors:

  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
  • Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
  • Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
  • Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises

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Explore Responsibly…Kate and Tracy

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