Leave No Trace Blogs

Aug 31, 2016
Vernal, UT: We turn a corner of box elder trees, scanning the cliff walls for signs of pictographs. Finally, Emy spots a ruddy streak on a tan rock panel. We follow the trail closer and see red depictions of four warriors staring back at us from... Read More
Aug 25, 2016
Custer, SD: Macroinvertebrates are the building blocks of healthy streams. Tiny creatures like the Stonefly Nymph and Mayfly Nymph live under rocks and logs in rivers, lakes, and streams. Macroinvertebrates are called indicator species because their... Read More
Aug 23, 2016
Portland, OR: Every summer, wildfires sweep across our nation putting public lands, firefighters, and homes at risk. While some fires start naturally, many are caused by humans. Minimize Fire Impacts by trying out one of these fun, campfire... Read More
Aug 23, 2016
St. Louis, MO: We believe that all time spent outside is a good thing.  This summer Pokemon Go was introduced to the world.  This game, described by many as digital geocaching for kids, has taken the world by storm and caught many off guard.  We... Read More
Aug 22, 2016
Moab, UT: Red, hot, and absolutely spectacular; southeastern Utah is a destination for any bucket list. When planning for your trip to this arid environment, there are a few important factors to take into consideration. Check out the video to learn... Read More
Aug 19, 2016
Davenport, IA: Leave No Trace partners with groups to foster a responsible outdoor ethic.  Our partners keep Leave No Trace thriving around the world. There are various levels of partnerships that support Leave No Trace.  The Appalachian Trail... Read More
Aug 18, 2016
South Lake Tahoe, CA: We got a chance to hang out with the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association on their first service trail of the season.  In collaboration with the Forest Service, hundreds of community volunteers have worked hard to reroute the... Read More
Aug 18, 2016
Lyons, CO: “Can you believe those jerks!?” “Idiots!” “Those people don’t care!” For life on the road as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, we encounter these emotionally charged sentiments on a regular basis. Some are more mild, some more... Read More
Aug 13, 2016
Ice Lakes Basin, CO- While traveling in the alpine climate it can be hard to avoid the abundant plants and flowers that seem to cover every inch of the ground. The alpine biome usually lies between an altitude of about 10,000 feet (3,000 meters),... Read More
Aug 13, 2016
Cannon Beach, OR - The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, a breeze ruffles the shore grasses, and buffs the golden sand. Kids fly kites in the evening light while horseback riders splash through the waves. One by one, oysters pop open on the coals and... Read More