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Leave No Trace In Frontcountry Environments

Boulder, CO: Parks offer a wonderful space for friends and families to get together and connect with nature. Frontcountry settings like this have unique social and physical impacts from their visitors. With more and more people getting outside, parks and open spaces see heavy use. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers spent the day in the frontcountry and noticed some avoidable impacts. Here are some tips and tricks to help minimize your impact while on your frontcountry adventure in your local parks or open spaces. Know Before You Go Be sure to bring enough food and...

An Adirondack Master Educator Course

St. Regis Canoe Area, NY: There are beaming smiles and wet feet as we complete yet another canoe-carry on this adventure. Back onto the water in canoes filled to the brim with overnight gear and teaching materials. We have five days, five participants, and seven principles; Team East goes solo after completing an Adirondack Master Educator course! Photo: Water still as glass on an evening paddle up Fish Creek. The Master Educator Course is designed for instructors, educators, and professionals who want to incorporate Leave No Trace into their curriculum. The material is divided into...

Outdoor Retailer- Summer 2015

Salt Lake City, UT: This week we have been attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show with the West Coast Regional Team, Jenna and Sam. Outdoor Retailer is the world’s largest expo for outdoor equipment and apparel. Over 1,000 manufacturers and distributors use Outdoor Retailer as a chance to showcase their latest and greatest for the new season and over 14,000 people attend Outdoor Retailer. Since Leave No Trace plays a significant part in the outdoor field, Outdoor Retailer gives us a chance to connect to industry partners and individuals across the country. Specifically, a few of our proud...

Push it to the Limit

Northfield, MA: This week, we (the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team) spent time with the extreme athletes competing at the Northfield, Massachusetts Ragnar Trail Relay. Each team completed 118.4 miles of trail, 2,700 feet of elevation within 24 hours. Companies like Smartwool, Goal Zero, and Solomon supported the racers with trial gear, swag, and encouragement. At our booth, we talked to the runners, and their support teams, about several Leave No Trace principles they could implement during their 24 relay. Some of the tips included: Sticking to the middle of the...

Ouray Ice Festival

Ouray, Colorado: This past weekend the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival was held in a breathtaking gorge surrounded by the San Juan Mountain Range. Climbers from all over the world came to climb, compete, and spend time in the picturesque town of Ouray. The climbers at the festival had perfect temperatures, support from various outdoor gear manufactures, and were nothing but supportive towards the Leave No Trace message. Pat busy at the booth talking with climbers. During our travels as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, we have found that climbers are avid supporters of Leave No Trace...

SmartWool Makes a Big Difference

Bend, Oregon: Waking up in the mountains outside of Bend, Oregon this morning, we were greeted by temperatures below freezing. As is the case in most places across the country, it seems winter is making a very cold first appearance! Fortunately for the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we are well equipped for such an occasion with apparel from head to toe! Thanks to the generous support of outfitting partners like SmartWool, we are able to enjoy our favorite outdoor activities in total comfort and warmth each season. Since 2005, SmartWool has been a critical partner supporting our...

Changing the Game

San Francisco, California: As a sport, rock climbing dates back more than 200 years, and few activities have such rich history. In Europe during the 1930s , rock climbing took a legendary turn as some climbers began using a new secret weapon called pitons. Pitons are a forged piece of metal, formed in various shapes, thicknesses, and lengths, which is pounded with a piton hammer into cracks in the rock surface for climbing protection and anchors. The whole process of piton placement was extremely destructive to the rock - however, the pitons allowed climbers to develop aid techniques which...

Leave No Trace Membership

Leave No Trace is a member driven non-profit organization. We appreciate the support of our members and could not do what we do without their support. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics focuses on getting people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, and thanks to the support of our members we can teach individuals to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. With the growing interest in outdoor recreation, Leave No Trace education and the continued growth of the Center is very important. In the last year our national parks saw over 278 million recreational visitors looking to enjoy the great...

Happy Thanksgiving from the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers

As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we are thankful for so many things. We wanted to use this Thanksgiving holiday to thank people and organizations that help support the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program. We appreciate the support form Subaru , The North Face , REI , Coleman , Hi-Cone , Yakima , and Smartwool . Their generous support and partnership helps us to provide free educational workshops all over the country. Our Subaru Tribeca is not only just a car, but also our home and office and we could not travel without it. Thanks to Smartwool for their sock donation...

Educators Creating a Better Tomorrow

River Falls, Wisconsin: In 2011, the Outdoor Education minor program in the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Wisconsin River Fall become an Educational Partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Becoming an educational partner of Leave No Trace provides UWRF access to a variety of resources, training, and educational information, while also providing support to the leading organizational advocate for sustainability education around the world. As one initial benefit of this partnership, UWRF Outdoor Education students enrolled in the Foundations of...

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