Leave No Trace Blogs

Apr 28, 2016
Seaside, CA: Have you ever been enjoying yourself outdoors when you stumble upon someone who is doing something "less than leave no trace"? Does your blood start to boil? Do you have a hard time not overreacting? While we recognize that being nice,... Read More
Apr 28, 2016
Bishop, CA: While enjoying the Bishop City Park Earth Day Festival, it dawned on us that Leave No Trace applies in this type of frontcountry gathering as well. With this thought in mind, we bring you 4 ways to practice Leave No Trace at community... Read More
Apr 28, 2016
Lake Convict, CA: Looking for a way to engage the whole family in an outdoor activity? Ever tried geocaching? Neither had we; however, on this particular Saturday we decided to see what it was all about. During our adventurous treasure hunt, we... Read More
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