Leave No Trace: The 7 Principles and Why They Are Important

It’s no secret that we’re outdoor junkies and that we spend most of our free time enjoying this amazing planet. We’re always conscious that we’re following the seven principles of Leave No Trace.

This year, thousands of people have flocked to the great outdoors in search of adventure activities. It’s more important than ever to follow the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace.

If you don’t know what that means, no worries! We’re here to help you learn how you can do your part when playing in the outdoors.


What is Leave No Trace? The general idea of Leave No Trace is simple: when you get back into your car and leave the trail, no one should be able to tell you were there.

7 Principles of Leave No Trace 1. Plan Ahead & Be Prepared Taking the time to plan and prepare will ensure you have a safe and comfortable time on your trip while reducing your environmental impact.

2. Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces Trails and camping areas are there for a reason. Please, no trailblazing or camping outside of designated camping areas.

3. Dispose of Waste Properly If you pack it in, then plan to pack it out, too. This goes for everything you bring into nature, including things you might think are biodegradable.

4. Leave What You Find Taking bits of nature away from where they belong means you’re leaving your mark, and potentially ruining the same unique find for anyone who comes after you.

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