|My feet in my snowshoes!|
|Not like the snow was deep or anything|
|Lake Tahoe from afar|
You have rented, you have carpooled, and now you are on your adventure! Time to have a blast and/or marvel at nature (depending on the brand of adventure you have chosen). Make sure you pack your own food and water to the greatest extent possible to reduce the unnecessary plastic wrapping associated with buying food on the go. I go into some examples of the types of foods I like on the go here. On this adventure, I had a few granola bars (weird composite wrapping, too bad) and lots of fruit!
|Lower Echo Lake|
|How long could we have resisted?|
|Really guys, don't even try and park here.|
Last Word: Adventuring while living an environmentally conscious life is possible! All you need is a little bit of creativity and desire to make a good plan. Knowing I put in just that little extra effort makes me feel even more excited about my current/future endeavors Over the last weekend, my major green decisions were to rent/barrow gear, carpool, and pack lots of snacks! Next time you long for an adventure, try to implement at least one (maybe two!) of these strategies, and try to find a way to measure the results. I love looking at the numbers and seeing the impacts of my decisions.
What do you think? Are there things you could do to make your adventures easier on the planet? Any tips for low impact travel that I haven't mentioned in this post? I would love to hear them!