Posts Tagged: ethics



Kancamagus Byway, Campsite trash

Poor leave no trace ethics on Fire road 511 along the Kancamagus Highway (route 112), which is one of New England's scenic byways in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This road has many campgrounds but campers still prefer to camp off in the woods. Leaving a mess behind, like this, is not acceptable. People need to pick up their mess when they leave the forest.
Kancamagus Scenic Byway – Forest Road 511 Campsite
 

Campsite trash – Admittedly the heat has taken its toll on me this week and I didn’t feel like doing anything today. My plans for the day were to walk up Forest Road 511 along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in New Hampshire to finish photographing a hardwood forest I found a few months ago. There is a nice mix of hardwoods in this area. 

As I started walking up the Forest Road today, I changed my plans and decided to pick up a mess left at a campsite along the Forest Road. The trash has been there a least a few months (maybe more), definitely abandoned. Most of it has been blowing around the area.

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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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