Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Toothbrushing

Karen, a Leave No Trace Master Educator, brushing her teeth on the Appalachian Trail

Maintaining dental hygiene is just as important when backpacking and camping as it is at home. But the question arises, what’s the best way to practice leave no trace toothbrushing and rinse out the toothpaste in your mouth after your brush? My …

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Has Leave No Trace Failed?

The Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful

Click for Video of the Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful I hate to say it, but I have a nagging feeling that the entire Leave No Trace movement is dead. DOA. No one except the Boy Scouts of America seems to teach …

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Leave No Trace and Bushwhacking

Hiking on a Pre-existing Herd Path

What is the relationship between bushwhacking and Leave No Trace? Can you bushwhack in a manner that is consistent with Leave No Trace ethics or is all bushwhacking bad? What does bushwhacking have to do with ethics anyway? What are some best …

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