When it comes to keeping hiking enjoyable, this does not mean only having it be enjoyable for yourself but it also means being able to keep it enjoyable for other people by not harming your surroundings and leaving items that are not a natural part of the surroundings or that could be harmful to the plants or even animals. This is only one of the many ways that you can keep hiking enjoyable but also a very important one.
There are many individuals who go hiking and eat snacks along the way then drop their trash by accident or out of not understanding the impact that it can have on the earth around them. There are many types of food wrappers that can be very harmful to animals and even plants depending on the wrapper. This is a rule that many avid hikers take to heart so that they will be able to continue to enjoy the scenery in the future.
Taking pictures can be enjoyable while hiking, as can bringing things with you that could cause you to have items you need to dispose of, but continuing to bring out what you bring in and not leave behind items that could be harmful can be very important to keeping nature clean and able to be enjoyed for your generation and even future generations of your own family or other families that may live in the area.
One helpful idea is to keep a bag with you that you can put all of your trash in where it will be separate from the rest of your items. This way once you are done hiking and get back to your home or to a nearby town you can dispose of the items in a sanitary manner. Many times if a hiking trail is used very often there will be trash cans at the exit or entrance where you can dispose of items.
Having a trash bag with you can also be very important for emergencies because you can sleep on a trash bag if it is unused or if a person has an injury you will need a trash bag for the used bandages and other items. These are the types of items that can truly harm animals or even kill them so should not be exposed to nature. These items can also be dangerous to have around other people if they are dirty because of infections and other serious side effects of coming into contact with some used medical objects.
If you do end up having an injury while hiking then you will also want to keep the items for when you go to a hospital. This is because a nurse or doctor may need to know what exact items you used if anything goes wrong or in order to be able to do their job properly. This includes knowing what kind of thread you used if you have to do your own stitches or stitches on another person.