Traveling Trainers

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Fourmile Hot Spot Weekend

Fourmile Area, Buena Vista, CO: Checking back after your holiday weekend? Team West hopes you had a fun, safe, and memorable summer season kick-off. We know we did! For your viewing pleasure we've compiled our weekend spreading the good vibes and responsible play in Fourmile Travel Management Area, Buena Vista, CO. There were so many players this weekend, but we intend to do our best to recognize: Friends of Fourmile, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Stay the Trail, Chaffee County Sheriff's Office and all of those who came out to enjoy...

It is what YOU make it.

On the trails, Utah. Today, mountain biking is one of the most popular forms of trail recreation. Responsible riding is essential to preserve the experiences you work so hard to get to and keep safe along the way. The International Mountain Bicycling Association ( IMBA ) formed to encourage low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA also created a standard code of mountain biker conduct, these six Rules of the Trail, recognized around the world are: 1. Ride OPEN trails...

The North Face Role Models with Ultramarathoner Mike Wardian

Peabody, MA . This weekend we traveled to The North Face store in Peabody, MA to meet North Face athlete and Ultramarathoner, Mike Wardian. Mike was at the store to inspire kids and families to get outdoors through a new program called The North Face Role Models. "We at The North Face love the outdoors, and believe that if people are introduced to the outdoors, they will foster a connection to our natural landscapes that will stay with them forever. Our goal is to inspire our next generation of explorers and conservationists by helping them discover nature's playground...

Twin Cities Travels

/*--> */ On the edge of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, the e-tour team got a chance to work with some outstanding students from Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Along with their dedicated teacher, these students are helping work with the development of a brand-new nature center and learning about the outdoors and Leave No Trace along the way. During a day-long workshop, we got to talk about all seven principles, some techniques, and how to message the ideas to others both at their school and in the community. Drawing on their study in the classroom of different biomes and...

Hot Spot Happenings

Fourmile, Buena Vista, CO: Yesterday we spent a beautiful Rocky Mountains morning with the sixth graders of Buena Vista, CO. For those in the know, the Leave No Trace Hot Spots program along with Friends of Fourmile have joined forces to bring trainings and awareness concerning the responsible use of the Fourmile area. Our stint with the youth here provided them with the tools to help care for themselves and the environment while playing outside. We talked extensively about traveling and camping on durable surfaces. Way up in the mountains at nearly 8000ft where this community is nestled the...

Mines & Pines

In an area once dominated by mine pits, the Leave No Trace e-tour team visited with an inspired and inspiring group of high school students to talk about Leave No Trace, protecting the outdoors, and really making an impact in your community. Along with the S.A.L.T., or Service Adventure Learning Team, from Crosby-Ironton High Shool, we headed out on a "Mines & Pines" event where we camped, talked about issues the students cared about, and got to enjoy some great outdoor recreation. Not content to simply master the skills of Leave No Trace, these students approach both their peers at...

Forever Green Girl Scouts

Pine Grove, PA. In celebration of the 100th year of Girl Scouts, the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania hosted a day of Leave No Trace education and fun on Sunday April 29th, 2012. With about 200 scouts, parents, and troop leaders in attendance, the Sweet Arrow Lake Park was buzzing with energy and leave no trace activities. The scouts visited 12 stations throughout the day including a Leave No Trace hike, a relay race in properly packing a backpack, knot tying, geocaching, the "Wall of Shame" where scouts learned the importance of leaving what they find, and durable...

Southeast Sendoff!

All over AR . For the past three months, we have traveled all over the Southeast providing outreach and workshops to more than 25 schools, universities, organizations, and land management agencies. All though Arkansas expands our reach to just west of the Mississippi River, we experienced some creative groups that are benefiting from the Leave No Trace Program. We spent three days at Lake Dardanelle State Park , which provides interpretive programs to visitors at the park. Take a look at the photo below: The park rents out backpacks for families looking for interesting and educational...

Lunch Spot of the Week

Can you spot Kate? The Goat Trail over looking the Buffalo River. Respect the Resource...Kate and Tracy

Yearning for Higher Learning

San Bernardino Area, CA: This week Team West had the pleasure of spending time with two extremely active student recreation programs. We spent Tuesday at Pomona College with their Outdoor Education Center staff and adventuring members. Thursday we joined CSU San Bernardino's Recreational Sports department for another set of campus outreach and workshops. Listening to, and talking with these student driven groups our hopes are that these outgoing members will take up the charge of getting fellow classmates out of doors and practicing Leave No Trace. These recreation programs will provide...

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