Leave No Trace Blogs

Jan 16, 2017
Lake Placid, NY: Getting out for a hike on the trails in the winter time has a lot of perks; less people, warm jackets, soft snow, and a warm thermos. As you prepare for that wonderful hike into the snowy mountains though, will you be prepared to... Read More
Jan 16, 2017
Park City, UT: Last October the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics partnered with the Daniel Boone National Forest to raise awareness about Leave No Trace at the Red River Gorge National Geologic Area near Stanton, Kentucky.  The Subaru Leave... Read More
Jan 15, 2017
Seattle, WA: You probably know that Leave No Trace is based on 7 Principles. Can you name them all? In the right order? Here's a little trick we use to help us memorize all seven principles in the right order. It's also a great way to teach your... Read More
Jan 14, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT: As we travel around the country completing workshops for children and adults we often meet people who feel compelled to tell us about a time when they did something that was “Less Than Leave No Trace”. On a trail outside of San... Read More
Jan 09, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT: Backcountry skiing and snowboarding has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years. Drawn by the allure of solitude, fresh powder, and a day spent exploring the winter wilderness, it's easy to see why so many are... Read More
Jan 09, 2017
Stone Ridge, NY: When was the last time you were hiking and you felt the call of nature? Using the “facili-trees” is a normal part of being in the outdoors. However, do you know how far from water sources, trails, and campsites you should go before... Read More
Jan 04, 2017
Seattle,WA:  For some it's stressful. For others, it's their favorite part of the trip. For everyone, planning is the essential way to have the most fun and lowest impact adventure possible. Every great trip begins with some kind of check... Read More
Jan 02, 2017
Los Angeles, CA: Leave No Trace is not just for campers, backpackers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts, it is for everyone. If you go outside Leave No Trace is for you. Leave No Trace in the frontcountry focuses on places with designated... Read More
Dec 27, 2016
Leavenworth,WA: Winter may be the most magical time to encounter wildlife in the backcountry. Many species are in hibernation or torpor, so there are just fewer critters for one to encounter. However, snow allows the trained eye to discern entire... Read More
Dec 18, 2016
Glacier National Park, MT: It’s so easy to say, “respect wildlife” when heading out into the wilderness. Most of us want to keep wildlife wild and respect their home, by practicing Leave No Trace. Sometimes though, wildlife happens. They aren’t... Read More