Posts Tagged: back-country camping



Camping Ethics, White Mountains

Poor "Leave No Trace" habits on the the side a Sawyer River Trail in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA.
Sawyer River Trail – White Mountains, NH
 

Leave No Trace, Camping EthicsThe Leave No Trace program is a very effective program that uses simple principles and common sense to promote back-country camping ethics. Creating awareness for camping ethics is an important part of the program. Feel free to share this blog post with your friends.

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Backcountry Camping Impact, White Mountains

Poor leave no trace ethics - Environmental impact from poor camping ethics on the summit of Mount Flume in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. Healthy trees (see image) were cut to build this make shift tent platform on the uneven surface. The visible brush acts as padding and the cut tree trunks were placed underneath acting as a floor.
Mount Flume Summit – Healthy Trees Cut For Tent Platform or Shelter
 

Backcountry Camping Impact, White Mountains – A growing issue in the New Hampshire White Mountains is man made impact caused from camping. Some areas are being littered with trash and showing surface erosion from heavy usage. And campers are cutting young healthy trees (above) down to build tent platforms. And in other locations campers abandon their gear leaving the forest a mess.

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Black Bears, White Mountains

Black Bear -Ursus americanus- in Pinkham Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA during the summer months.
Black Bear – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Black Bears, White Mountains – Bluff charges and tent ransacking are the topic of discussion these days (July 2010) here in the New Hampshire's White Mountains. There have been reports of bears causing trouble for hikers and campers throughout the White Mountain National Forest.

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Resolution Shelter Closed

Resolution Shelter - Located off Davis Path in the Dry River Wilderness. This is a  Adirondack-style shelter located in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA.
Resolution Shelter – Dry River Wilderness, White Mountains
 

Resolution Shelter Closed, June 21, 2010 – The Resolution Shelter in the Dry River Wilderness of the White Mountains, New Hampshire has been closed. It has been deemed unsafe. This shelter has been in bad shape for a number of years. And over the years it seemed like every time I stayed at this shelter it was during blizzard conditions or in some form of bad weather.

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Unattended Campfire, Pemigewasset Wilderness

Pemigewasset Wilderness - Unattended campfire along the bank of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River. Photographer put campfire out.
Unattended Backcountry Campfire – Pemigewasset Wilderness
 

Unattended Campfire, Pemigewasset Wilderness – In May 2010, I spent a day deep in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of New Hampshire doing research and verifying information along the old East Branch & Lincoln Railroad. It was a wonderful day, but what I stumbled upon caught me completely off guard.

As I worked my way along the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, near the Thoreau Falls Trail and Wilderness Trail junction, I came across a campsite with a fire pit. I have found numerous campsites with fire pits, but what was different about this one is the FIRE was still going, and the site was vacant!

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