Sad Times When a National Park Needs to Ask Us Not to Leave Garbage

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Credit: Glacier National Park

It’s a sad state of affairs when a National Park needs to hammer home the message that our National Parks are not garbage cans.

Don’t mix these two up! Anything you bring into a national park, you must pack out or dispose of in a proper trash receptacle. Do not hit golf balls into canyons and valleys, do not leave used diapers on the sides of trails, do not toss your apple core because you think it’s natural. National parks have been called America’s best idea. Don’t treat them like a garbage can.

What trash have you picked up and carried out of a national park lately?

Respect to Glacier National Park for highlighting this issue, but should they really have to?

Leave no trace, people.