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The Green Life: Summer Sports Week: Hiking

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July 20, 2009

Summer Sports Week: Hiking

Hiking is a good way to stay fit Time spent enjoying the outdoors recharges your spirit and gives you further motivation to protect the planet. This week, we'll provide tips for keeping your summer athletic activities green.

Tip #1: "Leave No Trace"

When hiking or camping, remember this adage: "Leave only footprints and take only pictures." The exception to the rule? If you notice litter on the trail, pick it up and pack it out. To connect with other hikers, join Sierra Club Trails and upload your photographs. Review the rules for ethical hiking and camping at Leave No Trace and learn wilderness survival techniques at Sierra magazine.

Tip #2: Make Yourself Known

Tip #3: Green Your Pool

Tip #4: Protect Your Playground

Share your tips: What is your advice for planning a low-impact hiking trip?

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