Camp and Travel on Durable Surfaces

Trail travel:
campsiteTrails provide a pathway for walking and riding, and are designed to drain water with a minimum amount of soil erosion. Whenever available, utilize existing trails.

Many people shortcut switchbacks or create new trails trying to save time and energy. Cutting switchbacks or going around puddles, water bars and stream fording sites causes erosion and creates unsightly scars. Sturdy boots and gaiters protect feet from mud and water and make it easier to stay on the trail even in wet conditions.