Leave No Trace Blogs

Oct 29, 2007
Another great fall weekend with friends mountain biking in Fruita, CO. To many mountain bikers, great single track is the holy grail of riding. And often the narrower the track, the better. Consistent efforts by the local bike shops, the... Read More
Oct 26, 2007
A hot topic at several conferences I have attending this year and that also is the buzz in the outdoor industry is the issue of kids connection to the outdoors – or lack of connection to the outdoors. “Nature deficit disorder” is the term Richard... Read More
Oct 25, 2007
I can take anybody… anybody… in a game of Disney trivia. Seriously, fire away – I can answer any question about any Disney animated movie, starting with Bambi. Scene reenactments – you got ‘em. Musical renditions of just about any song – even better... Read More
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