Flip Flopper and Proud
We have arrived at Reason #2 for Flip-Flopping.
I’m what you might call a “Renaissance Woman.”
Also known in some circles as multi-passionate or a multipotentialite.
And, in less forgiving circles–flaky.
I can’t help it…I’m into a bunch of different things. The world is interesting and I’m curious.
So I suppose choosing to do a Flip Flop really is in keeping with Who I Am.
Every couple of days I’m posting another reason why Flip Flopping is The Bomb.
We have arrived at Reason #2. Out of nine.
Reason #2 for Flip Flopping: Loving the Trail to Death
We love the Trail, right?
Every part (except maybe that superfund site in Pennsylvania…that might freak me out a bit).
We love it enough to follow the Leave No Trace principles (and pack out our wipeys instead of leaving them behind trees. Right?)
But loving the trail by so many people means there’s the potential to love the Trail to death.
Leave No Trace
Part of the Leave No Trace ethic says hike in small groups to make the least impact. Camp with no more than ten people per site. “Disperse.”
The Bubble tramples foliage, spooks wildlife, erodes the trail into deep ruts. Oh, yeah, and the Bubble poops behind every shrub.
Leave No Trace implores us to walk the woods without anyone having known we were there.
A flip flop hike is easier on the environment as it spreads the one big bubble out into a nose-tickling sprinkle of tiny champagne bubbles all along the trail.
Tiny bubbles, from Georgia to Maine, maybe starting in Virginia.
Mmmmm, it’s like mimosas for the trail.
For that, the Trail will raise a glass to flip-floppers and say “Cheers!”
I’m curious (as usual)…what’s your favorite Leave No Trace principle? I’m partial to the one about packing out toilet paper.
Leave a comment and let us know which one makes your heart go pitter patter.
And stay tuned for Reason #3…it’s right around the corner.
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