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10 ways to green your camping trip

litter on the ground

Photo: Litter: Smabs Sputzer/Flickr

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Bring your trash with you

You're probably heard the saying, "Take only pictures, leave only footprints," and this is an adage that truly embodies the principles of leave-no-trace camping. When you leave your campsite, make sure you bring all your trash and recyclables with you and dispose of them properly when you can. If you find litter along the trail or scattered about your campsite, do your part and pick it up.