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PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE

º Know the regulations and special concerns for the place you'll visit.
º Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
º Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
º Visit in small groups. Split larger parties into groups of 4-6.
º Repackage food to minimize waste.
º Use a map and compass to avoid the use of cairns, flagging, or marking paint.

TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES

º Durable surfaces include established trails, campsites, rock, gravel, dry grass, º º and snow.
º Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
º Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary in º º º º º popular areas.
º Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
º Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.
º Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent in º º º pristine areas.
º Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
º Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.

DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY

º Pack it in, pack it out.Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled º º food. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter.
º Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6-8 inches deep at least 200 feet º º from water, camp, and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.
º Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
º To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or º º º º lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained º º º º º º º dishwater.
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