You are probably familiar with the “Leave No Trace” ethic. It’s one thing to be responsible for any trash you bring into the wilderness but I find it also very important to practice “Negative Trace”. In other words, to pick up trash that others may have left by accident or on purpose.
This morning, when getting ready to go on my run, I found the trailhead covered with trash. Within less than 5 minutes, everything was picked up and packed in my shoebox. As I always try to encourage anyone to do the same, I think we can all improve our “outdoor” experience by doing a small contribution.
Not convinced ? Think of it as an additional strength session when you squat to pick up that dirty ole’ can.