Beyond the impact on the environment, there is a code of ethics among outdoor enthusiasts that keeps the experience as something to share with each other, rather than giving and taking. While it might sound like sharing is synonymous with giving and taking, sharing an outdoor experience with someone else is far different than giving someone a GPS location so they can go there and "take." The code of "I'm not going to tell you where I got this, but I will be happy to SHOW you." As a curious mind, it is in your best interest to befriend other outdoor enthusiasts for this reason rather than ask them twenty questions with the expectation of harvesting their leavings.
This piece was published by The Good Men Project August 31st 2014: