• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

Take a Hike

Becoming a Junior Ranger means knowing what actions are okay and what actions are not.
Not everyone knows how to follow the rules. To take care of the park, being respectful of
the park and others is important.

To complete this activity, find six actions of a responsible hiker and camper and help protect
Catoctin Mountain Park. Some of these pictures show actions that are against the regulations
and harmful to the park or actions that could be harmful to you. Click on the pictures to see if
your answers are correct.

 
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Hike with a dog and no leash
Should you Hike with a dog and no leash?
Look at the Scenery
        Should you Enjoy the Scenery?
Hike without water, hat, long sleeves and pants or sunscreen
Should you Hike without water, hat, long
  sleeves and pants or sunscreen?
Stay on the trail walking in single file and don't take shortcuts
Should you Stay on the trail, walk in single file and not take shortcuts?
Take a Hike Game
Go Bird Watching
      Should you Watch the birds?
Read a map
Should you Study a map to figure out where you are and where you want to go?
If you find an artifact, you leave it in place and tell a ranger.
        If you find an artifact, should you
        leave it in place and tell a ranger?
Go to sleep with the fire still burning
After you go for a hike, you stay in the campground. Should you go to sleep with the fire still burning?
You pick a flower
Should you Look at flowers, but not pick them?
Throwing trash on the ground
Should you Throw trash on the ground?
Graffiti with writing, "Joe was here"
      Should you Write on a rock or tree?

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