Discover the Do's and Don'ts of proper trail etiquette. Learn how to be a conscious, respectful hiker to maintain a positive atmosphere on the trail. Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Backpacking Tips

Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker...
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What is cryptobiotic soil and why is it so important? Learn everything you need to know to protect this biological soil crust in the desert. A Desert Hiker’s Guide to Cryptobiotic Soil: Don’t Bust the Crust!

A Desert Hiker’s Guide to Cryptobiotic Soil: Don’t Bust the Crust!

Responsible Recreation

What is cryptobiotic soil and why is it so important? Learn everything you need to know to protect this...
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Is van life sustainable? Check out this blog post for environmentally-friendly tips on how to reduce your impact as an eco-friendly van lifer! Van Life Sustainability: How to Reduce Your Impact as an Eco-Friendly Van Lifer

Van Life Sustainability: How to Reduce Your Impact as an Eco-Friendly Van Lifer

Responsible Recreation

Is van life sustainable? Check out this blog post for environmentally-friendly tips on how to reduce your impact as...
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Not familiar with the rules of a good soak? Here’s how to have good hot springs etiquette - including tips on noise and nudity - next time you take a dip. A Practical Guide to Hot Springs Etiquette

A Practical Guide to Hot Springs Etiquette

Hot Springs

Not familiar with the rules of a good soak? Here’s how to have good hot springs etiquette - including...
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Prepare for the John Muir Trail by brushing up on Leave No Trace. Get tips for going to the bathroom, choosing a campsite, food storage & more on the JMT. How to Leave No Trace on the John Muir Trail

How to Leave No Trace on the John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail

Prepare for the John Muir Trail by brushing up on Leave No Trace. Get tips for going to the...
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Ditch your disposable items and learn how to reduce your waste while camping. Work towards reducing plastic use on your next car camping adventure. How to Reduce Waste on Car Camping Trips

How to Reduce Waste on Car Camping Trips

Responsible Recreation

Ditch the disposables and learn how to reduce your waste and plastic use on your car camping trips.
Are you ready to Vote the Outdoors in November? Here is how to get engaged, learn about your candidates, and support outdoor recreation at the polls. Vote the Outdoors: How to Be an Engaged Outdoor Enthusiast at the Polls

Vote the Outdoors: How to Be an Engaged Outdoor Enthusiast at the Polls

Responsible Recreation

Are you ready to Vote the Outdoors in November? Here is how to get engaged, learn about your candidates,...
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Get answers to the most common questions about following Leave No Trace when you pick a campsite, like camping near water, choosing durable surfaces & more. Leave No Trace: How to Choose a Campsite

Leave No Trace: How to Choose a Campsite

Responsible Recreation

Learn how to choose a campsite that obeys regulations and follows Leave No Trace guidelines.
Swap out a day of bagging peaks for bagging trash on your favorite trail by getting involved with a great volunteer trail maintenance group or organization. 10 Volunteer Trail Organizations to Get your Hands Dirty With

10 Volunteer Trail Organizations to Get your Hands Dirty With

Responsible Recreation

Swap out a day of bagging peaks for bagging trash on your favorite trail by getting involved with a...
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Learn how to be fire smart while camping whether you're cooking over the fire or making a fire for warmth read more to be prepared. Leaves No Trace: Tips for Having a Safe Campfire

Leaves No Trace: Tips for Having a Safe Campfire

Responsible Recreation

Whether you're toasting s'mores or using a fire to stay warm, learn how to be fire smart and Leave...
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Kayakers, boaters & outdoor recreationsists! Help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by following Montana's Clean Drain Dry protocols. Responsible Boating: Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species in Montana’s waters

Responsible Boating: Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species in Montana’s waters

Responsible Recreation

Kayakers, boaters & outdoor recreationsists! Help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by following Montana's Clean Drain Dry...
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Learn how to speak up for the environment. Get tips for getting involved in the political process, leading by example, and finding groups working on the environmental issues you care about. How to Be an Effective Outdoor Advocate

How to Be an Effective Outdoor Advocate

Responsible Recreation

Learn how to speak up for the environment. Get tips for getting involved in the political process, leading by...
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