Partnership

Any information pertaining to Leave No Trace partners

Music In the Mountains, The Festy Experience 2015

Roseland, VA: Live Bluegrass music, family, friends, food trucks, brews, camping, yoga, and unforgettable times. This is the complete recipe for an enjoyable time at The Festy Experience. This past weekend, The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers enjoyed the fall weather and the fun filled festival life while talking to thousands of festival goers about Leave No Trace. With thousands of people getting out to enjoy some good old fashion tunes, it is up to each one of us to keep our festival impacts minimal. Video: Leave No Trace supporters share their opinion on the Festy Experience...

6 Essentials: Camping and Roadtripping Style

La Crosse, WI: Trying to squeeze in one last roadtrip before winter hits? Pushing through your fall semester of college but find yourself distracted and preoccupied reading blogs like, “Top Ten Places to Visit this Summer” ? Do you call up your best friend to begin planting the seed that you two should skip a week…or three, from work and other obligations to experience some place new? As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, our life is a roadtrip: camping over 200 nights a year, visiting 20+ states, cooking hundreds of meals outdoors, and being awe-mazed nearly everyday--you could say we...

A Hot Spot To Protect McAfee Knob

Catawba, VA: A crisp breeze slices through the air, and puddles fill spaces in the uneven ground as the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers wrap-up a week of 20 Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops, each a part of the McAfee Knob Hot Spot week. The four mile-long section of Appalachian Trail is the gateway for McAfee Knob and its iconic diving board rock. This precipice of rock overlooking the Roanoke Valley is host to thousands of visitors each hiking season. A favorite trail among many people living in the surrounding towns and cities, the knob is in danger of being loved to death. The...

2015 Hi-Cone Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup!

Chicago, IL— Did you know that 30% of all the garbage produced in the world comes from the United States? That’s an incredible amount considering that we have less than 5% of the entire worlds population living here. With 40% of our rivers polluted our water sources like the Great Lakes are becoming ever more important for clean drinking water. This is just one reason why we need to make a commitment to keeping our resources healthy. 3 easy ways to keep the Earth clean: Be mindful of where our trash is ending up. Be aware of the waste we are producing when purchasing over-packaged goods...

Nordhouse Dunes Hot Spot--2015

Nordhouse Dunes, MI--Welcome to the Huron Manistee National Forest! This past week, we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team visited the Nordhouse Dunes, taking a proactive stance to educate the increasing amount of recreationists at this popular location so we can continue enjoying this fragile ecosystem. So what do you need to know before visiting this Hot Spot? Leave No Trace’s Katelyn Stutterheim and Blake Jackson are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud...

We are on the Road to Somewhere

East Lansing, MI: Have you ever heard the adage, “You can’t know what you don’t know”? It is a truism covering experiences far and wide, but no matter the subject, one hard to swallow pattern within this adage seems to always hold strong: We can not see where we are headed until we arrive . For us at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, we challenge this stubborn reality and ask you to join us in the efforts. Last week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference, commemorating 100 years of brotherhood and...

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...

Rice and Fall of a Trail Legend

Catskill Mountains, NY: Starfail, Pro-tip, Buckeye, Catnap, Smiley, Jethro, Gilgamesh, Giggles…what is the story behind all these “trail names”. Where do they come from? Why do they exist? This week we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team, accepted a challenge to hike one of the toughest trails east of the continental divide: Devil’s Path in the Catskills. Testing our endurance, the grueling hike led us over five peaks that reached above 3,500 feet, through boulder fields, and up rock faces. As we marched forward, ready to defeat the army of obstacles on Devil’s...

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...

Coffee. Money. Teeth.

York County, PA: I stare inquisitively at my grandpa as he pauses before descending the porch’s steps: he is patting his chest, checking the back right pocket of his slacks, and with pulled lips, he begins clanking his teeth... then, full steam ahead. I hop in his truck, closing my eyes to enjoy the sweet coffee aroma that fills my olfactory glands. My brain begins shooting off memories of all the successful trips we have taken together, all the classified newspaper advertisements we have tracked down. A quick jerk to the right and a sudden “Watch your feet!” pulls me back. I stare at the...

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