Hike/Ride and Leave No Trace at Boggs Mountain!

Leave No Trace hike and presentation at Boggs Mountain Demonstration State ForestThe Lake-Mendo unit of Backcountry Horsemen of California (BCHC) and the Friends of Boggs Mountain invite the community to a Leave No Trace presentation, followed by a hike/ride on Boggs trails.

This free event will take place on Saturday, July 25, beginning at 9am. We will meet at the clearing adjacent to the start of Gail’s Trail across the main parking lot.

Leave No Trace refers to a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors – www.lnt.org. It is built on seven principles: plan and prepare, travel & camp on durable surfaces, dispose waste properly, leave what you find, minimize campfire impacts, respect wildlife and be considerate of others.

Lisa Daes, a Kelseyville resident and her pal “Miss Muley”, will be leading the 15-20 min. informative and entertaining talk. Lisa has been a BCHC member for over 10 years, and previously served as State Co-VP of Education. Lisa is a certified Leave No Trace trainer through the Center of Outdoor Ethics, a Wilderness Rider educator with Backcountry Horsemen, and Volunteer Wilderness Ranger with the Los Padres Forest Service.

A moderate 2-mile hike on Boggs trails led by Friends of Boggs Mountain board member, Karen Rhoads, will follow immediately after the talk. Please wear sunblock, bring a hat, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Bike and horseback riders are also encouraged to attend, and are free to explore the trails on their own after the presentation.