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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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