Tacoma News Tribune has a rundown of the usual “stop trashing the place, dammit” advice. The first of 11:

1. Stay on the trail when you hike – even if that means walking through mud puddles. Cutting from one part of the trail to another on a switchback causes erosion that can damage plants. Walking off trail to get around puddles also damages plants.

This is a fave of mine.  The story also has a few info nuggets I hadn’t seen before, such as:

Left on the surface, human waste can take up to 18 weeks to fully decompose.

That should make you grateful your cat is so fastidious.