While on a hike with the kids last week, my eye caught this very nice Defect Display Board, explaining what is not appropriate to do on the hiking trail. This chart was nice because it was large, easily visible from a far distance, and is right at the entrance of the trail. In other words, you’re forced to look at it.
The cart shows picture examples of inappropriate activities to do on the trail such as:
- Improper Disposal of Campfire Ring
- Camfire Ring Not Dispersed and Built in an Illegal Area
- Improper Campfire Sites
- Vegetation Damage
- Litter Left in Camp Areas
Some of the items above would be very difficult to explain in words alone. Which is why effective visual management works so well – a picture literally is worth a thousand words.