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Leave No Trace Trash Tips

Help keep trails clean by picking up your own and other people's trash.

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Carry a zipper-lock bag in your pocket and fill it with garbage you find along the trail. Picking up other people’s trash is a manifold good: the blemish disappears, a clean trail stays cleaner (since garbage attracts garbage), a witness to your deed might learn from your example, and you exercise your upper body by bending over with a pack on.