Bigfoot Seeing Double

Salt Lake City, UT.  This past weekend more than 22,000 outdoor enthusiasts, gear manufacturers and retailers, outdoor advocacy group, and outdoor industry professionals stormed the Salt Palace Convention Center to participate in the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.  Here is a glimpse of some of the action that occurs over the four day tradeshow.  

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Here Jason Grubb, Education Programs Coordinator, and Kate Bullock, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer talk to folks as the come by to enter the Great Gear Giveaway.  More than 30 companies donate gear for the Great Gear Giveaway, sponsored by Backpacker Magazine and Subaru of America.  Each afternoon we give six winners a box of gear to take home and enjoy on their future outdoor adventures. 

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Here is a sampling of product that the winners walk away with.  In addition to the latest gear, the show also provides the opportunity to interact with amazing athletes and inspirational speakers.  In the photo below, Aaron Ralston is on hand to show his support to the outdoor industry.  

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There are so many noteable people at the show, but we couldn't help but notice that Bigfoot was seeing double at the Big Agnes happy hour on Saturday night.  A special thank you to Big Agnes for showing their support to Leave No Trace!

Respect the Resource...Kate and Tracy