Traveling Trainers

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

Cowabunga! Fall Leaves and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Charlottesville, Virginia: Why should leaves on the trees get all the glory? Fallen leaves are good for more than jumpfests – they’re actually ecological powerhouses. As far as the TMNT connection, well, as Master Splinter would say, you must trust us and be patient (and read this blog). 1. In a beautiful example of the circle of life, dead leaves decompose and add nutrients to the soil, such as nitrogen, calcium, and potassium. Trees soak up these nutrients and minerals from the ground; many of which end up (cue the Lion King soundtrack) back...

How To Leave No Trace While Caving

Carlsbad, New Mexico: Caves are incredibly unique and beautiful natural ecosystems. They offer a look into geologic history, specially adapted wildlife, and exploration in a challenging and foreign environment. However, these places can be extremely fragile and sensitive to human impact, making it super important to practice Leave No Trace. Here are some specific Leave No Trace tips to consider for a trip underground. 1. A trip into a cave system will take considerably more planning and preparation than a regular recreation trip. Consider joining a grotto to...

Echo Canyon Trailhead, Camelback Mountain - Phoenix, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be educating hikers at the popular Echo Canyon Trailhead the morning of November 8.

Family Camping in the Park - Maricopa, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading fun and interactive Leave No Trace games and activities during the Family Camping in the Park campout on November 9.

 

Bigfoot Goes To The Boundary Waters

Even Bigfoot needs a vacation every once in a while. And where does he go? The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, that's where! Have you ever been to this incredible place? Learn how you can Leave No Trace while you are at the Boundary Waters on our blog. Leave No Trace's Erin Collier and Brice Esplin 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.

Phoenix Summit Challenge Pick-up & Expo - Phoenix, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be joining the Phoenix Parks & Recreation Dept. to educate Phoenix Summit Challenge participants about how to protect the outdoors and minimize impacts while on the course and beyond.

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 and Joe 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,...

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...

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