When the ground is damaged by heavy rainfall, we avoid walking through muddy and water-logged areas where possible. If the track is not wide enough to go around these sections, walking through muddy sections is promoted in an attempt to reduce track widening. It also lessens the likelihood of surrounding vegetation being trampled as hikers try to skirt around muddy or boggy track sections. We use existing tracks and avoid creating new ones. On zigzag paths, we don’t cut corners as this creates unsightly damage that leads to erosion.