Will You Go Out With Us?

Boulder, CO: We are getting ready for Thanksgiving here at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. This holiday there are so many amazing people and places within our community to be grateful for. Each one of these people is part of something great, protecting our natural world while we have fun playing outdoors!

Getting together with family and friends, sharing stories, and looking towards the next adventure is what our Thanksgiving looks like. Then, come Black Friday the peace of the holiday ebbs off while we drive past the deluge of cars flocking towards the shopping malls. Isn’t there some other place you would rather be this Black Friday? Standing under a snowy sky clicking in to your skis, catching a few sunrays in the desert, or going for that long hike you have been waiting for all month; we all have places we are drawn to, where is yours?


You may remember when REI did something different on Black Friday last year—they closed the co-op’s doors and invited the nation to opt outside with them; and more than a million people did just that. It really caught the attention of our community.

This year on Black Friday, we’re going to join REI outside, and we’d like you to opt outside with us. Let’s skip the malls and celebrate life outdoors. To learn more, visit the REI OptOutside site.


To help each of you make the most out of your Black Friday we leave you with this little paragraph of inspiration…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do then by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”  - Mark Twain

Adventure on and Leave No Trace.


Steph and Andy – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East

Leave No Trace’s Steph Whatton and Andy Mossey are part of the 2016 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Fjall Raven, ENO, Deuter, Thule, and SmartWool.