Pack It In, Pack It Out
Pack it in, Pack it out
One of the many reason why we fly fish is to enjoy the outdoors. It really does take us to some remarkable places of pure beauty.
It deeply saddens my heart to see trash, debris, and graffiti when I happen along a place. I really don’t understand they “why” behind leaving trash behind in a place that you sought out to go to because of its beauty and lack of human footprint.
“Leave no trace behind” has some great guidelines, seven principles in fact. I’ve summarized them below. I would encourage everyone to have a look and set a positive example for your peers and your children.
I’ve made it a habit to pack a trash bag. Every trip I go out, I pack out a trash bag of someone else’s trash. It’s a small thing, and certainly not earth shattering or world changing. However, small things can turn out to be big things.
I’m not trying to be preachy here either. I personally have an apathy for people and companies that get on a soap box and pontificate about what you should be doing in their opinion. No, I’m simply asking for your help. Whatever you can do to keep our wild spaces beautiful, is always appreciated. It is never wrong to do the right thing.
Leave No Trace Behind:
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Be Considerate of Other Visitors