Items by Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff

‘Organic’ litter is not copacetic
‘Organic’ litter is not copacetic
Even orange peels be damned — don’t toss your food on the trail.
Keep your tunes to yourself on the trail
Keep your tunes to yourself on the trail
A writer decries wilderness-destroying graffiti, litter, drones and booming speakers.
Don’t even think about leaving a trace
Don’t even think about leaving a trace
An outdoorswoman reflects on the myriad kinds of litter she’s encountered in nature.
Invasion of the butt flickers
Invasion of the butt flickers
When tourists toss their spent cigarettes at the Grand Canyon, I’m the one who picks them up.
I am the High Priestess of Leave No Trace
I am the High Priestess of Leave No Trace
A miscreant is littering. What’s the Priestess to do then?
It’s OK to be cautious in the wild
It’s OK to be cautious in the wild
Where to draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable risks.
It’s not the Wild West anymore. Look before you shoot.
It’s not the Wild West anymore. Look before you shoot.
Carrying a gun in the backcountry isn’t the issue—responsible use is.
An argument against internet access in parks
An argument against internet access in parks
Tethered by their devices, “younglings” of today don’t want to camp.
What every hiker should know (by now)
What every hiker should know (by now)
In the Grand Canyon, pack in some common sense.
In this season of potential megaburns, nix the campfire
Graffiti is destroying our national landmarks. I’m on a mission to stop it.
What if the Grand Canyon were private? An alternate future for the park.
Leave your dog at home, please
Endurance runners in the Grand Canyon are missing the point
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