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Principle 2 – Travel on Durable Surfaces

Leave No Trace - July 12, 2016

Chardon, OH: It's summertime and everyone is getting outside. Make sure to enjoy your world on durable surfaces!

Principle 2 – Travel on Durable Surfaces

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces – Overview:

– Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.

– Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.

– Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.

Tips about Durable Surfaces: 

– Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.

– Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.

– Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.

Travel Well,

Amanda and Greg – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East Central

Leave No Trace’s Amanda Neiman and Greg Smith are part of the 2017 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Fjall Raven, ENO, Deuter, Thule, Taxa Outdoors and SmartWool.

Let’s protect and enjoy our natural world together

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