Traveling Trainers

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

Bear Canisters

Big Bear Lake, CA: It is almost springtime and bears will be awakening from their hibernation, stretching their limbs, and will be searching for a meal. Bears could hunt, fish, or seek out berries; but finding food left out in a campsite, in a backpack, or in a tent would be so much easier and much more delicious! Of course you can always hang your food from a tree 12 feet off the ground, six feet way from the trunk of the tree, and six feet from the branch it is hanging on. In some areas a bear hang will not be ideal or possible due to treeless areas, areas were bears have outsmarted the...

Palouse Bicycle Collective Ride - Moscow, ID

Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an education bike ride at Moscow Mountain! Meet at the Palouse Bicycle Collective at 2:45pm and car pool to the Moscow Mountain. The ride is limited to 15 participants so make sure to register for the event at


7 Things You Didn’t Know About Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks State Park, TX: Just off the beaten path and east of El Paso is the beautiful and interesting Hueco Tanks State Park. Upon our first visit we discovered a fascinating history and culture in a geologically unique area. So get ready for 7 awesome things you didn’t know about Hueco Tanks State Park. Image Source: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site Facebook 1. Hueco is not the same as Waco – In this case, “hueco,” still pronounced “whey-coe,” is a natural rock basin where rainwater collects. These cracks and pockets hold rainwater for days even weeks...

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Impact in the Outdoors

San Diego, CA: Read the Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Impact in the Outdoors! 1. Prepare for your trip. a. Bring the ten essentials . b. Research the weather. c. Know the rules and regulations of the area you are traveling in. d. Obtain any permits or reservations needed for the area your traveling to. 2. Stay in the middle of the trail. Even if the trail is muddy, just hike through the mud. By hiking through the mud you won’t erode the sides of the trail or crush vegetation on the side of the trail. Wear boots and if you need them bring along gaiters. If you are not hiking on a trail, hike on...

14 Winter Recreation Tips

Ogden, UT: Snow is covering the country! 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. Use our 14 points to minimize your impact this winter. Check snow conditions and the weather before going on you trip. Check with land managers about high risk areas and...

Staying a safe distance from wildlife at Zion National Park

Zion National Park, Utah: At Zion National Park 25 feet is the minimum distance recommended for how close people should be to wildlife. Posters on kiosks, signs, along the trail, and park ranger reiterate this recommendation to give wildlife its’ space. Zion teems with wildlife in its beautiful remote, lush, and spectacular valley. The 25-foot minimum recommendation is to ensure that no person is bit or harmed by wildlife. A hike down towards the Narrows exit is a reminder of how attracted wildlife is to humans in search of food. A do not feed wildlife sign at the entrance to the Narrows...

Being Considerate of Other Visitors on the slopes

In this video you can learn when to yield the slopes to other skier/snowboarders, how to merge into busy downhill traffic , and how to be safe out on the slopes. Enjoy! Thanks for watching and remember to be like Bigfoot and Leave No Trace! Pat and TJ Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2014 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, Coleman, Hi-Cone, REI, and Smartwool.

Chippewa Nature Center-Midland, MI

Join Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an exciting evening of hands-on and interactive fun! This event is open to the public and geared towards ages 12 and up. Participants will learn the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and how to minimize their impact while having fun outside.

For more information please contact the Chippewa Nature Center!

Central Michigan University-Mount Pleasant, MI

Join Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an evening of fun and food! Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be presenting to current and future students about their careers and travels.Refreshments will be served with a Q&A session following.


For more information contact Bob Dvorak below!