Traveling Trainers

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

Paddle Bainbridge

Over the weekend Team West joined Olympic Outdoor Center for their annual Paddle Bainbridge event. The two day 26 mile paddle and camp out served as an awesome venue to bolster a stronger sense of community, experience the scenery of beautiful Puget Sound and as always, bringing awareness to the ideas of Leave No Trace. A special thanks to Olympic Outdoor Center for putting the event together, Washington Water Trails Association for providing local knowledge, and once again to Fay Bainbridge Park for hosting the campers. Be the captain of your own stewardship. Mark & Tara

Honorary Cajuns

Down on the Bayou in the July heat, the Leave No Trace e-tour team joined up with Boy Scouts from across Southern Louisiana for a weekend full of Leave No Trace education, volunteer conservation work, campsongs, and tasty Cajun eating. The Evangaline Area Council organized a whole weekend dedicated to Leave No Trace where we held awareness workshops with adult Scouters, Boy Scouts, Webelos, and Cub Scouts. No matter their age group,6 all of the participants really dug into our cathole discussions. What's more fun to talk about with Boy Scouts than how to poop in the woods? Absolutely nothing...

SCA Austin Service Day

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be joining the Student Conservation Association and the University of Texas-Austin for a clean up of Waller Creek in Austin, TX, in conjunction with the Outdoor Nation Summit that weekend. They will also be doing an Awareness Workshop with SCA staff attending the event that afternoon.

For the evening, the e-tour team will be joining local SCA Community Crews from Houston for an awareness workshop and campout at Bastrop State Park.

A Summer On Bainbridge Island...

...would be magical, but in the world of a Subaru Traveling Trainer you've got to fit that all in a week. We spent this week working with Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District . These folks know how to get out and play! On Sunday we joined the Outdoor Programs for a hike on the Elwha River within Olympic National Park. This is a special waterway right now because it is currently undergoing a significant dam removal process. From speaking with guides and locals we learned that salmon have already started using the newly reopened habitat. We spoke to the group about outdoor...

LL Bean Turns 100!

Freport, ME. For a century now, LL Bean has provided quality clothing, gear, and apparel to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Beginning with a single product, The Bean Boot, LL Bean has grown into a multi-faceted business with outdoor gear, home decor, biking and boating equipment, hunting and fishing gear, and they throw one heck of a party! This past weekend, we spent four days celebrating the 100th Anniversary of this great company. We set ourselves up in Beanland, an area filled with games and activities for children and families. People we so excited to try out our game- Durable Surafce...

Have you camped here?

Chances are... probably not. This site is not in a campground near you. It's a dispersed site on the Winema National Forest in Chemult, Oregon. Dispersed camping is just as it sounds, spread out on public lands. More common in the west than the east you'll usually find these lands managed by either the the US Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management. There are varying rules and regulations regarding dispersed camping for each forest, section, or district, so knowing exactly where you are is important. We find that a little internet research time often yields both the specific rules for...

100 Years of Girl Scouts Adventuring!

In Savannah, GA, in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA. One hundred years later, that organization is alive and well. While on March 12, 1912, Low assembled 18 girls for the first meeting, this past week in Savannah, GA, we saw over 1,600 girls and adult leaders come together for a Centennial Camporee! At this event, they celebrated the incredible history of the organization, worked on awesome activities, and got to spend some quality time outdoors canoeing, SCUBA diving, shooting shotguns, and visiting the beautiful Georgia Coast. Hailing from over 30 states, these...

A Hidden Gem in Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA. On the drive in to Johnstown, PA, one would never expect to find 277 acres of wooded bliss completely surrounded by municipalities. Stackhouse Park is the second largest park of its kind, the first being Central Park in New York City. With hiking and biking trails, cross-country skiing in the winter, as well as a quarter mile long sledding hill, locals and tourists alike find recreational opportunities abound at the park. We explored the park with 28 year Park Ranger Jim Pasco, who shared the beauty of the park with us. We set up shop at the popular Luzerne St trailhead and...

Telluride Teachings

Our 'How Green is Your Grass Campsite Challenge' with Planet Bluegrass at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival was an enormous success. We talked to literally hundreds of campers, and facilitated a contest where festival camps showcased their sustainability, creativity, and cleanliness. Prizes ranged from music CDs and DVDs to Leave No Trace memberships, Grub Hub portable kitchens, all the way up to the grand prize of tickets and camping passes to next years festival. Thank you to all of those camps who rose to the challenge! Your efforts help to reflect the community spirit that stewardship is...

Adventures NYC 2012

The Leave No Trace e-tour visited Central Park in New York City this past weekend for Adventures NYC. It was an awesome day, sponsored by partners of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics including Backpacker Magazine, The North Face, and REI, where we got to talk to a wide range of outdoor users about getting outside, having fun, and taking care of the environment! Saturday in the Park, Quinn & Frank

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