Flow versus Flowy Trails

Some people may not be familiar with the terms trail gentrification, trail sanitation, or dumbing down. I linked to a post related to this about a year ago. I’m sure there are more terms tied to the same whipping post, but no more come to mind other than “flip-flop-ready”, and…

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Trail Safe

TRAIL SAFE! is a unique safety training program designed specifically for National Park Service (NPS) Trail Volunteers, but is useful to everyone! It’s based upon NPS Operational Leadership Training, where the Human Factor of safety is explored. Trail Safe! captures the core learning objectives of the 16 hour Operational Leadership…

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Tick Information and Safety

Ticks can harbor: Lyme disease bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi), from Ixodes species including deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis) Less common: Babesiosis protozoa (Babesia), from Ixodes scapularis Ehrlichiosis bacteria (Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii bacterial), from Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), as well as Making People Allergic To Meat Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever:…

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Dangerous Trail Wildlife

Wildlife can be as as potentially dangerous as people, but like people, they usually aren’t dangerous until poked, prodded, or cajoled. The Golden Rule of Wildlife Encounters: Leave wildlife in peace, and you might leave in one piece. Don’t expect wildlife to treat you as you want to be treated,…

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