Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pack it in, Pack it OUT!

We spent the weekend at Nordhouse Dunes, it is about a 1.5 mile hike in from the Nurnberg trailhead.  It rained for most of the day on Saturday but we made the best of it and tested all of our rain gear.  The beach was absolutely gorgeous and we went for a swim despite the rainy cloudy day.  Later that evening a couple more of our friends met us and hiked in to pitch their tents.  We rehydrated one of our home made dehydrated meals and it worked great!  Sunday was warm and sunny, another great day for swimming.

I have to say I'm honestly amazed at how inconsiderate some people are with their trash. Some guy came running through our camp while we were having breakfast.  We thought it was weird, but later realized he dropped this large heavy bag of garbage in the woods.  We later saw him and confronted him about it. He admitted it was his and said he would get it soon since they were on their way out.  Obviously they didn't.

Even if you don't care about other people enjoying the same area, please at least respect nature.  If you pack it in, please pack it out.


  1. Hey Cindy. This post helps me to understand this English phrase: "Pack it in, pack it out". I'm Brazilian and i'm learning English, and your text helps me with the comprehension. Thanks and congrats for your blog.

  2. Sandro, Thank you for your comment! :) I hope you can enjoying backpacking in Michigan soon. Hopefully you won't run into garbage like we did!