Leave No Trace: Packgoats In The Back Country

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This quiz covers the basic components of Leave No Trace outdoor ethics as well as some issues of LNT specific to using packgoats in the back country. Resources:Leave No Trace: Using Packgoats in the BackcountryLeave No Trace: Online Awareness Course


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When hiking on a trail, in the rain, with a group of people and goats, you should:
    • A. 

      Travel in a single file line in the middle of the trail, walking right through puddles and mud.

    • B. 

      Spread out as much as possible with only a few people on the trail to prevent any damage to the wet trail.

    • C. 

      Stay in a single file line except to avoid puddles in mud, which you should go around to prevent the holes in the trail from getting worse.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are part of the seven Leave No Trace priniciples:
    • A. 

      Respect Wildlife

    • B. 

      Pack Lightly

    • C. 

      Minimize Campfire Impacts

    • D. 

      Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

    • E. 

      Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • 3. 
    When taking a lot of equipment into the backcountry, you should:
    • A. 

      Take as many goats as you can to "spread the load".

    • B. 

      Take as few goats as necessary, being careful not to load any goat beyond his capabilty.

  • 4. 
    What is the minimum recommended diameter of tree to use in your highline?
    • A. 

      2"

    • B. 

      4"

    • C. 

      8"

    • D. 

      16"

  • 5. 
    True or False:  Packgoats should yield the trail to larger animals by stepping off the trail?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    How far away should you camp from a stream?
    • A. 

      Zero feet, the stream is beautiful, why not enjoy it?

    • B. 

      25'

    • C. 

      50'

    • D. 

      100'

    • E. 

      200'

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are ways to minimize Campfire Impacts:
    • A. 

      Don't make a campfire, use a lightweight stove instead.

    • B. 

      Use established fire rings.

    • C. 

      Make the fire small, using sticks no bigger than you can break by hand.

    • D. 

      Scatter cool ashes once the fire is completely extinguished.

  • 8. 
    To minimize waste, you should:
    • A. 

      Burn all trash completely in a fire.

    • B. 

      Scatter waste so as not to create a "dumping ground".

    • C. 

      Minize what produces the waste and pack out all of your trash.

    • D. 

      Dig a hole and bury the waste deep enough that it will decompose over time.

  • 9. 
    After making your evening meal, you should clean up by:
    • A. 

      Dump any extra food in the fire and burn it completely.

    • B. 

      Strain extra food and place in a pack-out trash bag.

    • C. 

      Scatter dirty dishwater at least 200 feet from camp.

    • D. 

      Scatter left over food to help feed wildlife.

  • 10. 
    When disposing of human waste (going to the bathroom) you should:
    • A. 

      Go in a stream to "disperse" the waste.

    • B. 

      Dig a 6-8" cat-hole at least 200' away from water sources and cover the waste when done.

    • C. 

      Dig a latrine to be shared by all campers.

    • D. 

      Do as the animals do, go when and where the urge strikes, leaving the waste on top of the ground surface.

  • 11. 
    True or False:  It is best to camp on sites that are already so highly impacted that further use will cause no noticeable impact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which are good choices of "durable" surfaces?
    • A. 

      Rock

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Snow

    • D. 

      Wildflowers

    • E. 

      Dry Grass

  • 13. 
    Tree Saver straps should always be used on a highline because:
    • A. 

      They make it easier to put up the highline.

    • B. 

      They allow you to more safely use much smaller trees.

    • C. 

      They reduce the friction scars and impacts caused by rope wrapped directly around a tree.

  • 14. 
    While hike in an area known for Native American history, you find a piece of pottery.  You should:
    • A. 

      Pack it safely in a towel or clothing for delivery to the nearest Museum.

    • B. 

      Pick it up to examine it, take photos, and then place back carefully where you found it.

    • C. 

      Leave it where it is and observe without disturbing.

    • D. 

      Cover it up with sticks and leaves to ensure that nobody else tampers with it.

  • 15. 
    How many Leave No Trace Principles are there?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      9

  • 16. 
    Which is the following practicies is NOT recommended when group camping in remote areas?
    • A. 

      Spread tents to minimize impact.

    • B. 

      Locate the kitchen close to a source of water.

    • C. 

      Stay no more than two nights in the same area.

    • D. 

      Wear soft shoes in camp.

  • 17. 
    You encounter a beautiful caterpillar while hiking, you should:
    • A. 

      Kill it, there's no such thing as a beautiful caterpillar.

    • B. 

      Pick it up and place it on your friend's back.

    • C. 

      Pick it up and share it with others so that they may too enjoy it's beauty.

    • D. 

      Respect it by leaving it alone and only observing from a distance.

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