Traveling Trainers

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

Lazy ENO Days of Fall

Roanoke, VA: We Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are always on the move. Between events all over the nation and the travel time it takes to drive, we stay busy, and it's easy to let the days pass by while remaining deep in the throes of work. Still, when the weather is nice and we've cleared our schedules, we try to take a day to relax and reconnect with ourselves and the world around us. Spending a lazy afternoon with a book in our ENO Hammock is one of life's simple pleasures - and ENO has partnered with Leave No Trace on a Double Nest Hammock designed with our logo...

Vamping, Zombie Hiking and Creepy Doll Heads: A Leave No Trace Halloween

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ: The Traveling Trainers get lots of interesting questions as we travel and teach all over the country, but things can get bizarre around Halloween. Been dying to know what zombies should do with body parts that fall off in the backcountry? Check out the video below to get the inside scoop on monster outdoor ethics. 1. Vlad the Vampire sleeps in the daytime, but we can follow his lead by setting up our coffins, um, we mean, tents on durable surfaces like bare dirt, sand, rock, or snow. The best camp/coffin sites are found, NOT made. Vlad’s case is also a good...

5 Biggest Myths Hurting our Public Lands

Lake Tahoe, CA : For the past 16 months we've been traveling the Western United States, visiting national and state parks, designated campgrounds, BLM sites, and wilderness areas to teach visitors how to protect our public lands by recreating ethically and responsibly. We’ve camped 250 nights this past year and have seen some incredible places- and some not so incredible places. Places where the wildlife issues are so bad the squirrels will jump on you while you’re eating to get at your food, places littered with toilet paper and smell of human feces, places where there are...

REI Cincinnati Public Awareness Workshop

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will conduct a one-hour awareness workshop for members of the Cincinnati outdoor community. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced outdoor enthusiasts to recommit to practicing the latest and best Leave No Trace methods in their outdoor pursuits, and will be a wonderful introduction to Leave No Trace principles for those unfamiliar with Leave No Trace. 

REI Cincinnati Staff Awareness Workshop

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will conduct a three-hour awareness workshop for staff at the REI Cincinnati store. Topics covered include practices and justifications for Leave No Trace Seven Principles, along with tools and techniques for communicating and inspiring others to adopt and practice Leave No Trace techniques and values. 

University of Georgia Awareness Workshop

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will join students, faculty and members of the University of Georgia campus community for a Leave No Trace awareness workshop. Outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels will learn the latest techniques and practices, along with tools and tips for teaching Leave No Trace to friends and family. 

Take Me to the Beach

Oregon Inlet, NC: Hurricane season is here with a force this year. Unprecedented energies have pummeled coastal environments in the southern United States and secluded islands of the Atlantic. These storms, so devastating to locals and the environment, significantly alter the lay of the land. With each storm surge and the flooding which follows, coastal ecosystems are proving their vital role in aiding to protect people, homes, and shoreline habitats. Sand dunes are most effective barriers from winds and flooding when left intact. Footprints, although small individually,...

Bigfoot's Morning Routine

Las Vegas, NV: We were lucky enough to catch our mascot, Bigfoot, one morning this fall in Nevada. How does this elusive creature manage to always Leave No Trace? Check out our footage of his morning routine, captured early one morning in the desert where he seemed to be enjoying a brilliant fall sunrise. Want to be like Bigfoot? Us too! Here are three things we do every morning to Leave No Trace like the big guy. Strain dishwater, throw away food scraps and dispose of our dishwater according to local regulations. Sometimes, campgrounds provide drains or special sinks for dishwater. Some...

Mad About Our Latest Hot Spot

Wytheville, VA: There's a fair amount of indoor climbing in central Ohio - but what about outdoor climbing? The dolemite cliffs along the Mad River just outside of Springfield have been an illicit climbing spot for the last two decades, but they are illicit no more. About 40 acres on the south side of the river have been turned into the Mad River Gorge and Nature Preserve, and the Clark County Parks District has plans to add about 60 acres to the property. Team East Central recently conducted a Hot Spot in the area, and found a budding community of climbers, locals, and land...

Before the Last Leaves Fall

Springfield, OH : The countdown to Halloween is finally here, and many in the nation are in a rush to enjoy themselves before the snows come. But this time of year, school is back in full swing, work is making up for summer absences, and social calendars are starting to fill up fast. To make sure you're making the most of your fall, here are three outdoors challenges to complete before the last leaves fall: Greet the Sun As the leaves and the land change with the seasons, one of the more intentional ways you can get outside is to sit and watch the sunrise...

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