Traveling Trainers

Any information pertaining to the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program

Happy birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

Bryce Canyon, UT: Ever been to the Grand Canyon? How about Yosemite, Devils Tower or Crater Lake? If you appreciate these American all-stars, you can thank Teddy Roosevelt. While president from 1901-1909, Roosevelt designated nearly 230 million acres as public land, including part or all of the parks above, plus other gems like Wind Cave, Mesa Verde, Muir Woods, Petrified Forest and the United States Forest Service. Today, Roosevelt’s conservation legacy lives on across the nation’s public lands. His birthplace in New York City is a National Historic Site, he has an...

200 feet, around the world

Moab, UT: When you need to set your tent, wash dishes, or use the bathroom, walk 200 feet from trails and water sources first. 200 feet? That's really far! To demonstrate, here are a few familiar landmarks that don't quite measure up. Leave No Trace's Joe Besl and Joe Creaghead are part of the 2018 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, REI, Eagles...

Take the 3 Skills in 3(ish) Minutes Challenge!

Bryson City, NC : Want to take your camping game up a notch or three? Take our 3 Skills in 3 Minutes Challenge! Below are three of our favorite skills videos from the past couple of years that will help you enjoy your next adventure more while leaving less of a trace! Skill #1: Hammock Camping Skill #2: Build a Better Fire Skill #3: How to Poop in the Woods There, wasn't that easy? Now share your new skills with a friend on your next trip! Enjoy Your World, and Leave No Trace Jessie and Matt Leave No Trace's Jessie...

Retiring a Leave No Trace Subaru

Lafayette, IN: Living out of our Subarus full time, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers can put these vehicles through a lot. This means we usually retire our Subarus early, sending them on to greener pastures and less intense use. This last week, we made the switch from our 2017 Outback to a 2019 Ascent. This is the Traveling Trainer equivalent of moving out of our starter home and into the three bedroom house in the suburbs, complete with new welcome (floor) mats. While the extra room is amazing, and hauling all our education gear has never been easier, we will...

Leave No Trace On The Superior Hiking Trail

Duluth, Minnesota : The Superior Hiking Trail is 326 miles of diverse and rugged landscape winding from the Wisconsin/Minnesota state-line along Lake Superior clear to the border of Canada. This trail has been in the making for over 3 decades and is now enjoyed by everyone from thru hikers to dog walkers. Here are some ways you can protect and preserve this place on your visit so the Superior Hiking Trail can continue to be enjoyed for years to come. Conditions on the trail can change quickly and drastically, be sure you plan ahead and prepare accordingly. Check for trail...

Traveling Trainers: Our Deuter Adventure

Devils Tower, WY: We rely on Deuter backpacks to keep our lives organized, whether we're on day hikes or overnights, navigating city streets or country roads. We're Subaru/Leave No Trace traveling trainers, and this is our Deuter Adventure. Leave No Trace's Joe Besl and Joe Creaghead are part of the 2018 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, REI, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Deuter, Thule, Taxa, and Klean Kanteen.

Boulder Associates Architects - Boulder, CO

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading an interactive presentation and discussion for employees of Boulder Associates Architects, educating staff about Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics. 

 

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Pensacola Beach, FL

Gulf Islands National Seashore will welcome the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for two days of programs, including:

Saturday, November 17 - Public Outreach Day 

Stop by the Leave No Trace booth at Fort Pickens Discovery Center from 9:30 am to 2 pm to meet the Traveling Trainers, engage in family-friendly Leave No Trace activities, and learn how to enjoy this special area while protecting its unique resources.

Sunday, November 18 - Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop & Training for park staff, volunteers, and partners

Utah Valley University - Orem, UT

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be joining Outdoor Recreation students at Utah Valley University for an interactive program on incorporating Leave No Trace into all of their outdoor pursuits.

Shenandoah National Park - Luray, VA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading educational programs at Shenandoah National Park, one of ten Leave No Trace Gold Standard Sites.

Stop by the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center on Sunday, October 21 to meet the Traveling Trainers and learn how to minimize your impacts and protect the resources of this iconic national park during its peak season. 

On Monday, October 22, the Traveling Trainers will be leading an in-depth training for park staff, volunteers, and partners. 

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