Training

Using the Thumb Trick: Keep a Safe Distance From Wildlife

New Paltz, NY: Would you like to learn about how we can respect wildlife while we are out on the trail by using the thumb trick? It's easy, make a thumbs up, extend your arm all the way, close one eye, and see if you can hide the animal with your thumb. If you can't hide the entire animal with your thumb take a few steps back and try again. When you can hide the whole animal, this means you are a safe distance from wildlife. Enjoy the trail! Steph and Andy – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East Leave No Trace’s Stephanie Whatton and Andy Mossey are part of the 2016 Subaru/...

5 Tips to Leave No Trace on the Slopes

Vail, CO: Enjoy our latest video on how to minimize your impact on the slopes. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2016 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Deuter, Eagles Nest Outfitters, REI, and Smartwool,.

Planning Ahead and Prepare for Winter Recreation

Keene Valley, NY: With newly fallen snow in the Adirondacks, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers share how they Plan Ahead and Prepare for a ski tour in freezing temperatures. Carrying essential items is of the utmost importance for comfort, safety, and the ability to Leave No Trace. So what are the essential items? We can break down these items into six categories. · Comfort: Clothing and extra layers for weather · Communication: Whistle, phone, and/or reflective mirror · Nutrition: Food and water · Navigation: Map and compass, and/or a GPS device · Fixing Gear: Repair kit,...

Village Outdoor Shop - King, NC

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be on site facilitating a Leave No Trace workshop on the seven principles. Join us to learn tips and tricks on how to minimize your impact while recreating. The public is encouraged to attend! 

The North Face Workshop - Buckhead, GA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will facilitate booth outreach at The North Face Retail Store in Buckhead, GA from 12-4pm on Saturday, January 23rd. Come visit them to learn tips and tricks about how to minimize your impact while recreating!

Leave No Trace Resolutions

St. Louis, MO: It is almost the beginning of a new year and another chance to make resolutions. The typical new years resolutions are to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or spend more time with your family and friends. We suggest to not only stick with the typical resolutions, but we also want to encourage everybody to add in a Leave No Trace resolution. Here are some examples of how you can resolve to limit your impact on the environment and on other visitors. Here are just a few examples for 2016: · Walk through mud puddles in the middle of the trail, rather then walking on...

Leave No Trace For Pups

Brevard, NC: You wake up and the sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. The first thought that crosses your mind is that today would be a perfect day to get outside for a hike up your local mountain with your best-four-legged-friend. You pack your bag with food, water, and all the essentials for yourself along with a doggie backpack for your pet including treats, water, a leash, and some dog waste bags. Driving to the trailhead, you couldn’t be more excited for another adventure in the forest. Your pet is just as excited as it peeks its head out of the window with its tongue flapping in...

Leave No Trace on the Slopes

Boulder, CO: The season for winter recreation is here! It is time to get out the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes to go out and enjoy the resorts and backcountry areas we love. Whether it is a day at your local slopes or a backcounty trip spent skiing to a hut, there are always Leave No Trace considerations to keep in mind. So when you spend time outside in the winter remember how the Leave No Trace principles can help you out there. In order to ensure not only a fun trip, but a safe trip planning ahead and preparing is essential for a successful trip outside in the winter. · Check snow...

fANTastic!

Beaux Bridge, LA--A slight tickle frisks my exhausted thigh: Over two mountains and down again we finally find ourselves wearily reclining on a Lay-Z-Boy-Rock: content and starving. The pesky tickling is vying for my attention but nothing can top the need for lunch, for canned tuna and a block of sharp cheddar. Spoon in hand, I dig into the tuna, now repackaged in my twice-before used Ziploc, and take a bite off the “block oh-cheddah”. I get that watery mouth feeling of pure enjoyment and as my spoon crescendos for another chomp, the hair on my legs begin to stand and the tickling becomes...

Layering 101

Charleston, SC: As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we chase adventure in all kinds of weather environments across the country. During the past three weeks Team East has lived in the southeast, northeast, and vacationed in the western desert. Throughout our adventures, we have been able to test out many different layering systems, each offering different levels of comfort depending on the weather. Have you thought about your layering system? After all, the more comfortable you feel, the better your overall experience will be. Layers keep us comfy, warm, and dry, but piling on five...

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