Thursday, June 2, 2011

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but tracks...

Ok... time for me to climb back up on my soapbox for a new rant.

Today I'm going off about riders who leave their energy bar and gel wrappers on the trails when riding.  Why would you do such a thing?  You obviously had some place to store the food on the way into the trail, how hard is it to stick the wrapper back into that same spot?  A great part of cycling, especially mountain biking is to get out into the woods and appreciate nature.  Then you go and drop a bar wrapper on the ground like it's your own private waste bin.

Every time I ride, I come home with more trash than I brought in because I pick up this crap.  I can only assume I'm not the only one who does this, which means there are wayyyyyyy too many people who think this is acceptable behavior.   Would it be acceptable if I dumped by garbage in your yard on my way to work some morning?

I see this happening and I think of the old hiking adage

"Take nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footprints"


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