Whether you are on your own island or exploring a large untouched island in a national park the best way to explore, appreciate and traverse an island is by hiking. Hiking is one of the fundamental outdoor activities and nature enthusiasts agree that the many beautiful places, including islands are best explored through hiking. Hiking is seen as better than tour via vehicle because the hiker is not distracted by windows, engines, noise, and pollution. In addition on islands it is often the only way to successfully explore the environment. Finally since some islands are dozens if not hundreds of acres in size they provide an ample territory to hike and explore. Here are some tips to consider before hiking on an island.
Leave no Trace: is a set of principals that seeks to minimize the impact on the environment. Proponents of this philosophy believe that the impact of recreational activities accumulate to degrade the land. Therefore, the leave no trace message is one that encourages people to minimize their impacts on the environment, hence the phrase “take only photos, leave only footprints.” Although you may own the island property that you are hiking on it is important to remember that degradation affects the wildlife on your island and will eventually affect your ability to enjoy your island.