(Or… How Not to Be an Asshole in the Woods)
So, you’ve felt the call of nature, and you’re being beckoned into the woods. That’s great! The great outdoors never disappoint. But, before you hit the trail, it’s important to understand the basic rules of hiking etiquette. By doing so, you’ll help preserve the peace of the wilderness for yourself, and everyone who comes after you.
There are a lot of questions that arise for beginning hikers, some of which you don’t anticipate until you’re on the trail. For instance, “I’m on a trail 5 miles in the woods, I ate too much fiber, and now I need to poo. What do I DO?!?!?”
Don’t worry, we have the answer for this testing question, and others below. But first, let’s start out by setting a foundation for hiking etiquette 101.…