Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Travel in small groups.
  • Bring water and food.
  • Pack extra clothes, the weather changes rapidly.

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • Stay on the trails to prevent erosion and damage to delicate plants.
  • Camp in designated sites.

Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Go to the bathroom before you hike.
  • If you must urinate and there are no facilities, please do so on a tree (the acidic nature of your urine can kill smaller plants) and at least 200 feet from any water source.
  • Bring plastic bags for all your dog waste.
  • Pack out all wrappers, cans, banana peels, and any garbage.

Leave What You Find

  • Do not pick the flowers or plants.
  • Leave minerals, Indian artifacts, etc., for others to enjoy.
  • Do not alter the landscape by building structures, digging, etc.

Minimize Campfire Impacts

  • There is significant forest fire danger here, so only have fires in designated areas.
  • When you do have a fire be sure that it is completely out by pouring water on it.

Respect Wildlife

  • Do not feed any animal.
  • Do not chase, follow, or get too close to an animal.

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

  • Keep voices and noises low so that others can enjoy the sounds of the outdoors.
  • Be courteous.

Thank you!

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