January 1, 2008 Comments (0) Seven Principles

7. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS

Me whaiwhakaaro koe, ki ētahi atu

“Silence is the element in which all great things are fashioned.”

Thomas Carlyle

Today, we must consider the rights of traditional land owners as well as share the wilderness with people of all recreational persuasions. There is simply not enough country for every category of enthusiast to have exclusive use of land, wilderness, trails, bush, lakes, rivers, and campgrounds. Consider others, and what they might be trying to get out of their outdoor experience.

Respect locals and their property. Pass quietly through farmland and leave the gates as you found them. Share the huts you stay in and welcome others who arrive after you. Leave huts better than you found them.

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