You have the Right to Expect Pristine Conditions, please give the people who follow you the same privilege.

Sunrise over Devil's Tooth
Sunrise over Devil’s Tooth

 Litter – if you can carry it IN – you can carry it OUT – too many hikers do not follow this principle and expect someone else to do it.

Noise – keep noise levels to a minimum, people come hiking to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Ablutions – relieve yourselves at least 5 to 10 minutes’ walk away from any cave, tent site, hut, watercourse or path. Read more here

Bury your toilet paper properly – it takes years to breakdown. Every hiking party should have a trowel or small spade to dig a cat hole and bury body waste.

NO FIRES are allowed, even in caves – only use gas or liquid fuel cooking stoves.

Washing of pots – do not use any soap in any streams, leave any leftover food well away from any water source or bury it properly.

Do not pick flowers, it is an offence and carries a substantial fine.

Graffiti – don’t leave your name, messages etc. on rocks or on Rock Art.

Rock Art – Do not touch, wet, trace, rub, clean or deface any Rock Art site. Heavy fines can be imposed for this.

Paths – stay on the recognised path, do not take short cuts as this causes erosion. In most cases perceived “short cuts” are more strenuous, and could be more dangerous.

Rocks – take care not to dislodge rocks or through rocks down a cliff as there could be hikers below you, and start unnecessary erosion and rock slides.

Take all the photos you want, Leave only your footprints.

Navigation skills is essential in bad weather
Navigation skills is essential in bad weather