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Leave No Trace in the Adirondack Forest Preserve

May 23rd, 2017 · Adirondack Life

How to be a Low-impact Ninja in the Woods

PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE*

TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES *

DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY*

  • Use pit privies provided near popular camping areas and trailheads. If none are available, dispose of human waste by digging a hole 6″-8″ deep at least 150 feet from water or campsites. Cover with leaves and soil. (video)
  • Do not use soap to wash yourself, clothing or dishes within 150 ft of water.
  • Carry out what you carry in.

LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND*

MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS*

RESPECT WILDLIFE*

BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS*

Taking it another step

  • Practice, demonstrate, and share the things you have learned.
  • Embrace minimalism, efficiency, and a low-impact lifestyle
  • Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose whenever possible
  • Consider the larger impact of food, equipment, and clothing choices
  • Minimize waste, Reduce energy consumption
  • Contribute to conserving and restoring the places you love

More Resources

Leave No Trace – Wikipedia
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles
Ethics & Low Impact Camping
Negative Trace – Going Beyond Leave No Trace

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The Shortest, Quickest and Most Comfortable Route

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Railroad
Chateaugay Railroad

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Cedar Guide Boat

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Cedar Guide Boat

14 Ft Square Stern Ceder Guide Boat. Designed and built by Willard Hanmer of Saranac Lake in 1951. Purchased and used by NYSDEC Fisheries. 300+ miles estimated distance portaged during 15 years of service. 3 HP motor, 6 mph fully loaded (65 lbs). Currently displayed at Ray Brook HQ.

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Compliments of Dock & Coal Co

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Compliments of Dock & Coal Co - Plattsburgh NY

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Shanghai from Oriental Pearl Tower

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Buffet gets 3.5 out of 5.

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Bike Vacation

June 27th, 2016 · News

Parque natural del Barranco del Río Dulce
Parque natural del Barranco del Río Dulce

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
05:23:27 04:18:36 42.63 9.89 31.76 3,436.68
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

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I can see my house from here

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Lyon Mt 360 Panorama

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