rightstar76 wrote:All my life I have seen people in the backcounty do things that were detrimental to the environment. I do not make it a practice to tell people what they're doing is wrong because they don't listen and it's potentially dangerous if they're prone to violence.
I think there's a middle ground where you can use common sense to see when saying something might be helpful. Sometimes people are doing damaging things just because they don't know any better. Examples of this are washing dishes in creeks, camping on grass, etc. Being friendly and letting people know about why what they're doing is harming the wilderness can actually change their behavior. This of course doesn't really apply to people who are being selfish jerks consciously, but I still think it's worth saying something if it feels safe to do so.