Respect your fellow adventurers.

Although many hikers enjoy their fair share of peace and solitude on the trail, odds are you will eventually end up sharing the trail with others. When you do encounter another hiker, biker, or explorer, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Sharing is caring! Know your trail etiquette.
  2. Be respectful of other people’s space while enjoying our trails and campsites.
  3. BE KIND!

Respect our natural areas.

Respect and kindness outdoors apply to the area’s natural inhabitants too! Follow these guidelines to help us care for Central Washington’s stunning flora and fauna during your adventures:

  1. Observe wildlife from a distance only. Remember, we are visitors to THEIR home!
  2. Control your pet. Even on a leash, dogs may frighten wildlife and distract nearby creatures from performing tasks vital to their survival, such as finding food. Sometimes, the best option may be to leave your dog at home.
  3. If there are well-maintained trails, use them. Don’t take other paths, even if you’re not the one blazing them. Continuing to travel on makeshift trails will cause further soil erosion and trampling of natural flora.
  4. Remember that some things aren’t for sale. Take as many photos as you’d like, but leave every object, however big or small, exactly where you found it for others to discover.

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