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Before marking any trails, please speak to the forest service or whatever local authority is in charge of the land. They likely have established methods for trail marking that should be followed, and using other means may even counteract their conservation efforts. In many areas, marking trails is illegal. See this article for an example. Marking a trail may ...


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If you want the quickest way to mark a trail, you could go for forestry marking paint. Some brands will advertize around 5 years of permanence. It requires careful placement of your marks so they are visible along the trail but this is true for any type of marker anyway. The advantages are: No need to carry physical marks No need to carry ancillaries like ...


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Source: Wikimedia Commons Probably the easiest and most durable version is the use of cairns. Provided there is enough rocks around, they are easy to build, unaffected by bleaching of the sun and weather. If they are built big enough, they can even be seen at a certain level of snow.


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Summary: I suspect that this is a question of whether the glass is half full or half empty: "you can camp unless [list of factors that prohibit camping]" vs. "you cannot camp unless [list of conditions that need to be fulfilled to allow camping]" The order to not camp above the tree line in the LNT post is a legal regulation for the ...


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Permanent trails in NZ were marked with cut up bits of Venetian blinds - the aluminium ones and preferably white, nailed to trees with stainless steel (IIRC) nails. You can (could) often get these free from people renovating their homes. Now people seem to use triangular orange trail markers, as a more modern system - they go for about NZ$ 0.45 per marker ...


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It is the soap that is the problem, not the the dirt washed out. This site Even Biodegradable Soap Can Pollute Water Sources says We really need to clear up some misconceptions about biodegradable soap. There are many people out there with good intentions who are using biodegradable camp soap or shampoo when camping or backpacking thinking that it is good ...


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I would say less impact to camp below the tree line. One reason alpine camping is discouraged in the US is to protect the cryptogamic/cryptobiotic crust. "Crusts are easily disturbed and extremely slow to recover. Considering the growing number of backcountry users, it is imperative to improve alpine resource managers understanding of the ecology of ...


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First, I agree with @Weather Vane that "it is the soap that is the problem not the dirt washed out." Carrying that further, unless you are going directly to a formal or business function from the trailhead (unlikely!!) you can get a shirt clean enough so that it feels crisp and smells clean and looks pretty good without using soap at all. This ...


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You are ignoring the context. The full paragraph is: Überlege dir vorab gut, wo du übernachten willst und nimm dabei Rücksicht auf die Natur. Suche dazu auf der Landeskarte möglichst unproblematische Lebensräume. Meide Auen- und Feuchtgebiete, da sie oft seltene Pflanzen beheimaten. Aus ökologischer Sicht sind Standorte oberhalb der Waldgrenze meist ...


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