Walk in the Woods – and bring your flak jacket

It was a beautiful day, so I did some tramping in the uplands behind the property.   It’s old farmland, now regrown, and logged for hardwoods about 25 years ago.   Great old stone walls, some interesting ruts and leftover trees from the logging operations, and some trails – some manmade, some machinemade, and some game trails.

Nice, right?

I kept walking, encountering a few beer cans along the way, and then this:

Kind of a buzzkill.
Folks, clean up after yourself, the next guy deserves the same experience you do.

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Smokebeard has hiked the 2652 mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 2160+ mile Appalachian Trail, the 73+ mile Great Glen Cycle Route, all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks, the 78+ mile Rhode Island North/South Trail, and the Saranac Six. He is also a certified Leave No Trace Trainer. A former MATC Caretaker in the Piazza Rock/Saddleback area, he’s passionate about applying Leave No Trace as an ethical system. His latest adventure was a 3 week thruhike of the 273 mile Long Trail in Vermont.

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