Leave No Trace Blogs

Sep 15, 2015
Minneapolis, MN--Dastardly trash flitters across the parking lot as its potential captor follows in hot pursuit. Every gust of wind helps the debris slink between cars and roll around light posts as it takes aim for a precise exit by way of the... Read More
Sep 05, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA: It’s Thursday night and your mind is racing. All you can think about is how you just have to get through Friday at the office and you’re free! Free to get out and explore! Where will you go? What will you do? What will you need... Read More
Sep 03, 2015
Play our trash timeline activity to learn how long different pieces of trash last for if they are left as litter on the trail. Trash time line Thanks for reading and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ -... Read More
Aug 29, 2015
Marion, NC: Steep rock walls, towering peaks, and cascading waterfalls create the wilderness area of the iconic, Linville Gorge. Any outdoor enthusiast would feel at home in the gorge with miles of trails connecting the river with the peaks above.... Read More
Aug 23, 2015
Bend,OR: Minimizing campfire impacts is as important as ever in the American West. “For the last 10 years, an average of about 3,500 human-caused wildfires have burned an average of approximately 400,000 acres of National Forest System land... Read More
Aug 20, 2015
Pumphouse Campground and Launch Site, CO: This past week we spent time fishing and paddling along the Colorado River near Gore Canyon. Fly-fishing along a beautiful river with mountains and canyons all around is every angler’s favorite day in the... Read More
Aug 15, 2015
Boulder, CO: Parks offer a wonderful space for friends and families to get together and connect with nature. Frontcountry settings like this have unique social and physical impacts from their visitors. With more and more people getting outside,... Read More
Aug 13, 2015
Maple Canyon, UT: Climbing is a popular sport in the US with over 9 million people participating in it each year, according to Climbing Magazine. With millions of people getting out to climb on public and private land, rock climbers can... Read More
Aug 09, 2015
This is the personal trip report of our Director of Finance and Operations, Kurt Achtenhagen.  In September of 2014, Kurt went after the fastest known time, "FKT", on the John Muir Trail. Read on to find out how it all went...... Read More
Jul 23, 2015
Georgetown, CO: Learn how to minimize your impact when you are out climbing a 14,000 foot peak from our latest video.  Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace... Read More