There’s a reason certain parks and trails post their guidelines and rules, like when dogs aren’t allowed or the rocks can’t be climbed on. Be sure everyone in your group heeds these warnings. While you may feel like it’s no big deal, preservation experts understand the great impact misuse can have on these natural landscapes. Always look for signs by trailheads and parks before you enter. Follow the seven Leave No Trace principles, which include: Plan ahead and prepare, travel and camp on durable surfaces, dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, minimize campfire impacts, respect wildlife and be considerate of others.