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10 ways to green your camping trip

trail marker on tree in the woods

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Stay on the trail

Whether you're heading out for a day hike or trekking through the backcountry for weeks, it's important to minimize your impact on the environment. Follow signs, cairns and trail markers and stay on the beaten path. Trailblazing and wandering off the trail can cause native plant life to be trampled and lead to soil erosion.