Leave No Trace Blogs

Oct 24, 2007
  I am, by no means, a jet-setter.  However, I have managed to travel a bit internationally, and have loved my experiences abroad.  A few stops in Latin America, Europe and Africa have certainly given me perspective and enriched my life overall... Read More
Oct 23, 2007
On a recent trip to the Northwest, I went to a reading and book signing by Washington Congressman Jay Inslee. Inslee, a member of the House Natural Resource Committee, just wrote a new book, Apollo’s Fire, about building a clean energy economy in... Read More
Oct 22, 2007
I was recently looking at visitation statistics* for lands managed by the National Park Service and noticed an alarming trend - numbers of visitors to our nations national parks, national recreation areas, national seashores, etc. have been on the... Read More
Oct 15, 2007
What bugs you more than anything else out on the trail?  Is it trash, loud groups or individuals, or cell phones in use?  Here in Boulder we can now add graffiti to that potential list of aggravators.  For the first time ever, I saw paint-pen... Read More
Oct 11, 2007
1,133 New Membership T-shirts that I ordered   14 large boxes    45 lbs. per box   1 bad decision to leave work early on the arrival day of 630 lb. delivery   1 Clogged door leading to my office.   1 Smily face drawn in... Read More
Oct 10, 2007
The past week has been full of wildlife sightings for me as I've hiked various trails around Boulder with my dog. Over the lat 6 days, I've managed to see a couple of deer, a fox, an owl and three bears. You probably weren't that impressed until you... Read More
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