Leave No Trace Blogs

Apr 28, 2016
Mammoth, CA: True or false - You should walk around a mud puddle to avoid damaging the trails? False. Walking around a mud puddle can lead to trail widening by damaging the vegetation. It is best to walk single file through the mud puddle to protect... Read More
Apr 28, 2016
Bishop, CA: Frontcountry areas, like city parks and day use sites, are receiving more and more visitors every year and overall account for 85% of recreational use taking place today. So it’s more important than ever that we practice Leave No Trace... Read More
Apr 28, 2016
Lake Sabrina, CA: True! All food scraps, including fruit peels, should be packed out of the backcountry and thrown away in frontcountry environments. But they biodegrade, so why does it matter? Well that’s a good point, however, the likely hood that... Read More
Apr 26, 2016
Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky & Virginia--Breaks Interstate Park, also known as the Grand Canyon of the east, has it all: wooded mountains, whitewater streams, rock climbing, hiking trails ranging from beginner to expert, horseback riding...... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
Columbia, MD: The yield triangle is an illustration depicting the standard of yielding between different user groups while out on a greenway or other multipurpose trail. It is important to respect the yield triangle while out on the trail to be... Read More
Apr 23, 2016
Mammoth Lakes, CA: Do you have the bombproof gear? This is the gear we have used for the past year, it has stood up to over 250 nights of camping. What gear do you use? YETI Tundra 45 Cooler Because it is the best. It holds ice at least 2 days... Read More
Apr 22, 2016
Breaks Interstate Park, VA--You've been seeing a lot of the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers: but what does it mean to be one?  Who are we and what is it we do...exactly?   In short, we are a mobile education unit that travels the country... Read More
Apr 19, 2016
Ellicott City, MD: Patapsco Valley State Park was the site of a 2016 Hot Spot week. This gorgeous state park is a patchwork of public lands spreading along the valley of the Patapsco River. During the past week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling... Read More
Apr 16, 2016
Monterey, CA: Do you know these knots? They may come in handy the next time you go camping. Below we've listed what they are, how to build them and what to use them for.  Square Knot Take two ropes and cross them to form a half knot. Cross them a... Read More
Apr 10, 2016
Washington, D.C.: Mud, sweat, and more mud were the main ingredients during this years’ Washington D.C. North Face Endurance Challenge. A blustery and wet week turned into an artic blast this past Saturday for the 50 mile and 50k races. Runners... Read More