Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a two hour Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop as part of my ongoing Volunteer Naturalist training. The main theme of the workshop was that it is important for everybody to understand the combined effect that millions of people can have on our natural resources and, thus, it is important to educate as many people as possible about outdoor ethics. Continue reading “Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop”

Cairns: Trail Markers

With regard to hiking, a cairn is a pile rocks placed near a trail in lieu of man-made trail markers (e.g., wood signs, wood posts, plastic/metal tree emblems, painting on rocks, etc.). Continue reading “Cairns: Trail Markers”