Leave No Trace
The renown naturalist, author, and preservationist John Muir once said: “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” His quest to protect nature and save Americas unrivaled beauty led to the creation of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Today these along with 57 other national parks provide a respite for over 62 Million people each year to wash their spirits clean. With so many people each trying to find their own patch of vibrant wildflowers, towering redwoods, or seussical Joshua Trees its hard to keep our natural environments pristine.
This is why in 1990 the Park Service co founded a program called Leave No Trace (LNT.) We at Terrapin Adventures embrace Leave No Trace as a way to keep our wilderness’ clean enough to “wash your spirit clean.” The seven basic principles for Leave No Trace are: Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, Dispose of Waste Properly, Leave What You Find, Minimize Campfire Impacts, Respect Wildlife and, Be Considerate of Other Visitors. If you want to learn more visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics website at www.LNT.org or come on any one of our exciting trips to find your own pristine patch of nature.