As a little girl, I remember my mom telling me while we were hiking that I needed to think before I picked a bunch of wildflowers, because if every single hiker picked flowers soon there may not be any left. 🌸 .
One of the most frustrating things about hiking, backpacking, and camping on public land is seeing the lack of respect some people have for our wild places. This weekend up in the Bridgers, I picked up more beer cans than I could count and found a burn pile full of nails and springs from a mattress and box spring. It infuriates me to see that there are others who dump their trash in such beautiful places and ruin it for the rest of us #leavenotrace #keepitpublic