Leave No Trace Blogs

Oct 09, 2007
This dirty, pretty soul was sitting in the neighbor’s yard the other day. My husband mowed the lawn, the dog barked, and the buck didn’t move for over an hour until he casually skipped the back fence, hunching to avoid the trees. A couple of... Read More
Oct 08, 2007
In Colorado we're blessed with miles and miles of streams and rivers full of trout. I've been exploring some of those miles of water this fall and have been rewarded with beautiful days and fish – browns, rainbows, brookies and cutthroats. Fly... Read More
Oct 04, 2007
Throughout history art has been a vehicle for change. The Harlem Renaissance in New York City led by Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Billie Holiday, and Dizzy Gillespie challenged white paternalism and racism. These artists and intellectuals... Read More
Oct 02, 2007
Personally, fall is my favorite time of year! I think it is the time when I most love being outdoors, enjoying the cool air, the beautiful fall foliage and, of course, carving pumpkins. Every part of the country has it's own unique fall "traditions... Read More
Oct 02, 2007
What does this word mean today in our changing society? My colleague, Sara Close and I attended a conference last week determined to find out. The conference, jointly sponsored by the Denver Foundation and the Community Resource Center, was an all... Read More
Sep 28, 2007
Working for Leave No Trace has innumerable benefits, and for a non-profit, I must admit that our workplace environment is really second to none. However, as I am in a development position, I will gripe about one thing: We do not have a matching... Read More
Sep 26, 2007
Leave No Trace is often blessed with talented individuals who graciously volunteer their skills and time to the Center. Take, for example, one Alicia Brossart. A native of the 'Roughrider State' (who knew that was North Dakota's nickname?), Alicia... Read More
Sep 25, 2007
Smashing sandstone rocks into bits is a very gratifying thing to do, according my son, Oz. Poking at a giant ant hill with a stick, investigating a dead crab on the beach by ripping it to shreds, and damming up a trickling vein of a river are also... Read More
Sep 24, 2007
I definitely do not have a case of the Mondays today. I could not have asked for a better way to start my week. It all began hearing raindrops outside my window, which is my favorite way to wake up. I look outside to a perfect view of the foothills... Read More
Sep 19, 2007
We recently celebrated my son's first birthday on a 3-day river trip on the Colorado River. The 27 mile float from Loma, CO to Westwater, UT is perfect for kids and great for parents alike. Having only been camping once prior to this trip, we weren'... Read More