Leave No Trace Blogs

Apr 30, 2016
Gardiner, NY: On the Shawangunk Ridge, peregrine falcons are nesting on the steep east facing cliffs, intending to catch the morning sun. These birds of prey perch high above the ground to easily catch some air and hunt small animals down below.... Read More
Apr 28, 2016
Seaside, CA: Have you ever been enjoying yourself outdoors when you stumble upon someone who is doing something "less than leave no trace"? Does your blood start to boil? Do you have a hard time not overreacting? While we recognize that being nice,... Read More
Apr 26, 2016
Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky & Virginia--Breaks Interstate Park, also known as the Grand Canyon of the east, has it all: wooded mountains, whitewater streams, rock climbing, hiking trails ranging from beginner to expert, horseback riding...... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
Columbia, MD: The yield triangle is an illustration depicting the standard of yielding between different user groups while out on a greenway or other multipurpose trail. It is important to respect the yield triangle while out on the trail to be... Read More
Apr 23, 2016
Mammoth Lakes, CA: Do you have the bombproof gear? This is the gear we have used for the past year, it has stood up to over 250 nights of camping. What gear do you use? YETI Tundra 45 Cooler Because it is the best. It holds ice at least 2 days... Read More
Apr 22, 2016
Breaks Interstate Park, VA--You've been seeing a lot of the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers: but what does it mean to be one?  Who are we and what is it we do...exactly?   In short, we are a mobile education unit that travels the country... Read More
Apr 19, 2016
Ellicott City, MD: Patapsco Valley State Park was the site of a 2016 Hot Spot week. This gorgeous state park is a patchwork of public lands spreading along the valley of the Patapsco River. During the past week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling... Read More
Apr 16, 2016
Monterey, CA: Do you know these knots? They may come in handy the next time you go camping. Below we've listed what they are, how to build them and what to use them for.  Square Knot Take two ropes and cross them to form a half knot. Cross them a... Read More
Apr 10, 2016
Washington, D.C.: Mud, sweat, and more mud were the main ingredients during this years’ Washington D.C. North Face Endurance Challenge. A blustery and wet week turned into an artic blast this past Saturday for the 50 mile and 50k races. Runners... Read More
Apr 08, 2016
Red Rock Canyon, NV: Do you fancy seeing little baggies filled with dog doo dotting the sides of your favorite trails and parks? Do you enjoy the smell of dog waste when it becomes excessive on public lands? Do you like accidentally stepping in dog... Read More