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Spring is mud season, sure — but mud season also repeats after every rain
Here are three great reasons to always walk directly down the middle of every trail, and especially through any mud puddles or water you find on the trail.
- it avoids trampling plants on either side of the trail — some plants are exceptionally slow-growing, so walking down the center of a trail is always an act of environmental conservation
- it prevents the widening of trails — which happens so quickly!
- muddy boots are a badge of adventure!
And the trail from Route 23 toward Windham High Peak is another spot where a really beautiful route is beginning to widen in several places because people can’t handle a little ick.
As the folks at @nysdec say, “Walk through, not around, mud and water on trails to avoid trampling vegetation and widening trails.”
It’s also fun!
Stick it to the scolds: return home muddy.