Leave No Trace Blogs

Feb 26, 2008
My family just returned from our third trip to Sayulita, a fishing village on the Pacific Coast of Nayarit, Mexico. Our timing each year straddles the breathtakingly divine and impeccably bad. The good: It is pre-season. The jungle is lush and the... Read More
Feb 26, 2008
I took my son on our biggest hike to date last Sunday. We did a 4.5 mile loop trail at our local open space preserve - Button Rock Preserve. I carried him for 4 miles in the backpack and he hiked .5 miles, which for someone with a 10" stride, is... Read More
Feb 22, 2008
During President's weekend I went to Red Lodge, Montana with family and friends to shop and ski. I always enjoy the time I spend at Red Lodge resort because the atmosphere is fun, family oriented, and I always leave feeling relaxed. This year was no... Read More
Feb 22, 2008
This last weekend, I got my Wilderness First Responder recertification through the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS.  It was exciting to see that the front of my WMI book said “Partner of the Leave No Trace Program.”  It feels good to have... Read More
Feb 21, 2008
As you can see from the blog below, Leave No Trace: Kids Speak, teaching Leave No Trace to kids can be a lot of fun. I have been lucky enough to take part in a couple of PEAK Presentations here in Boulder and in Salt Lake City over the last month... Read More
Feb 19, 2008
Catherine, Dave, Melinda and I went to a local school in Boulder to do a few PEAK activities with the kids before their big field trip up to Keystone Science School. In addition to being serenaded with the lovely "Thank you" song, we received... Read More
Feb 17, 2008
A few weeks ago I wrote about how important it is to embrace the winter and enjoy all that the glorious season has to offer. As I glare out the window on the gloomy day, little trickles of grey (not white) flakes beginning to dot the sky, I start... Read More
Feb 15, 2008
This week, I am watching the dog of a colleague. His name is Otter. He is a very large lab, standing at about my hip height. He could probably pull my car if given a harness and a towrope. He loves to lick, loves to cuddle at my feet, and always... Read More
Feb 14, 2008
In the seven years I've been with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, I've provided outreach, education and training to thousands of people all across the U.S. and in many countries around the globe. While on the road, I'm constantly... Read More
Feb 13, 2008
I recently had the pleasure of participating in my first ever winter hut trip.  A fairly experienced (in-bounds) telemark skier, I jumped at the invitation of a friend to join a group of experienced backcountry skiers on a backcountry hut trip to... Read More