e-tour

Back to Winter for the Spring Solstice

Quinn on skis! At a yurt! Arriving in Tahoe after their best snow of the season, the e-tour made its way to Hope Valley Outdoors for an event with some local elementary school children. Hope Valley Outdoors is a backcountry ski yurt that provides rentals, guiding, and school outreach. Along with Joyce, who runs the yurt, we introduced kindergartners and fifth graders to the Leave No Trace principles. We talked about Trashing Your Trash and how to protect our favorite wild places and wildlife in the winter wonderland of Tahoe. We romped around in the snow playing a frigid version of Okay/No...

Between a Rock and a Coffee Pot

Climbers in Joshua Tree On Saturday mornings in one of the premier climbing spots in the country, Park Ranger and legendary character Bernadette hosts Climbers' Coffee at Joshua Tree National Park . The e-tour had the chance to stop by this event this week and chat with avid rock climbers who had flocked to this climbing mecca over warm cups of coffee and tea. A number of these individuals were familiar with Leave No Trace, but had not yet heard about the bounty of resources available from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics regarding rock climbing. Everyone was stoked to get their...

Sly as a Fox

Channel Islands National Park As the e-tour continues to head west, we leave the "sky islands" of Southern Arizona for the Channel Islands off the coast of California. This epic series of islands, designated a National Park in 1980, hosts a variety of endemic and fascinating species. As volcanic islands isolated from the mainland, these ecosystems have evolved in such a fashion where unique plants and animals can thrive without heavy competition. One example is the island fox , a distinct fox species that only grows to 12 to 15 inches in height. Although no larger than a house cat, the island...

Leave No Trace Educators Near You--Where to Find the Traveling Trainers in May

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in May. For more information about these or to attend, visit their calendars. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Team East May Calendar Team West May Calendar E-tour May Calendar California: Craft Brewers Conference - San Diego Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - Descanso Colorado: Conservation Camp - Buena Vista Clean Up...

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