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Protect Your Privates

Jasper, AR--There are two schools of thought about choosing your career, or the work you do: 1. It defines who you are; it is what you live for. 2. It offers you a means to do the things you want to do or have the things you want to have? For many people the latter is becoming the case more and more as we see a shift from days spent in a corporate world to nights spent in WV Vanagons traveling the country in search of the next great adventure. Regardless of how you view the work you do, we can all agree on one thing, everybody is working for the weekend . Whether you like to camp,...

Welcome to Sykes Hot Springs!

Big Sur, CA: Is your favorite trail being loved to death? This past week we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Team West, visited the Pine Ridge Trail as a part of a 2015 Hot Spot. A Hot Spot is a site that is damaged, but that can recover and become healthy again after specific Leave No Trace implications. While we were there, we hiked into Sykes Camp, which is the go-to destination for most users. Why this camp, you might ask? At the end of this strenuous 10 mile hike sits a natural hot springs for everyone to enjoy. And everyone, hundreds of visitors almost every week, do in...

Hi-Cone: Taking it to the trails to see what you think

Little Rock, AR-- Hi-Cone , leading manufacturer of 6-pack ring holders, has been driving the market with environmentally sustainable practices since 1975. As a partner with Leave No Trace and supporter of our Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program, we wanted to highlight Hi-Cone 's efforts in hope to spring other companies into action and the realization of what they, too, could be doing to lessen our impact on the environment. Leaving your mark is overrated. Katelyn and Blake Leave No Trace’s Katelyn Stutterheim and Blake Jackson are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling...

Yosemite Facelift

Yosemite, CA: Learn what a difference the Yosemite Facelift , the largest organized volunteer cleanup of any national park, is making for the millions of annual visitors. Helping keep our open spaces wild, Jenna and Sam - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team West Leave No Trace’s Jenna Hanger and Sam Ovett are part of the 2015 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, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North Face, and Yakima.

A Hot Spot To Protect McAfee Knob

Catawba, VA: A crisp breeze slices through the air, and puddles fill spaces in the uneven ground as the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers wrap-up a week of 20 Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops, each a part of the McAfee Knob Hot Spot week. The four mile-long section of Appalachian Trail is the gateway for McAfee Knob and its iconic diving board rock. This precipice of rock overlooking the Roanoke Valley is host to thousands of visitors each hiking season. A favorite trail among many people living in the surrounding towns and cities, the knob is in danger of being loved to death. The...

Kansas State Advocate - Jay Stires

Oskaloosa, KS: Jay Stires has been bringing Leave No Trace education to the Heartland for the last five years as the Leave No Trace Kansas state advocate. Jay is an exceptional person that not only cares about the outdoors, but also wants to share his love of the natural world with other people. Jay has loved wondering, hiking, and being outside for all of his life and has traveled throughout the country and world with his family. In 2003 he attended a Master Educator course in Yellowstone National Park with the National Outdoor Leadership School he was hooked on teaching and promoting Leave...

2015 Hi-Cone Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup!

Chicago, IL— Did you know that 30% of all the garbage produced in the world comes from the United States? That’s an incredible amount considering that we have less than 5% of the entire worlds population living here. With 40% of our rivers polluted our water sources like the Great Lakes are becoming ever more important for clean drinking water. This is just one reason why we need to make a commitment to keeping our resources healthy. 3 easy ways to keep the Earth clean: Be mindful of where our trash is ending up. Be aware of the waste we are producing when purchasing over-packaged goods...

Minimize Waste to Maximize Space

Minneapolis, MN--Dastardly trash flitters across the parking lot as its potential captor follows in hot pursuit. Every gust of wind helps the debris slink between cars and roll around light posts as it takes aim for a precise exit by way of the storm drain. Once within the dark passages of the drain, the trash will forever be on the run, freely able to wreak havoc on the earth: baiting marine life, contaminating our water, and littering our shorelines. These trash escapees are ever slipping from our overloaded hands, shopping bags, and car doors--they must be better confined, barred within...

Let's Keep The Linville Gorge Gorge-ous

Marion, NC: Steep rock walls, towering peaks, and cascading waterfalls create the wilderness area of the iconic, Linville Gorge. Any outdoor enthusiast would feel at home in the gorge with miles of trails connecting the river with the peaks above. With an increasing amount of visitors each year, the gorge is under threat of being loved to death. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers made their way to the Linville Gorge for a week long Hot Spot to help aid in the protection of this heavily used wilderness area. The major impacts that we witnessed during our adventures in the gorge are...

Nordhouse Dunes Hot Spot--2015

Nordhouse Dunes, MI--Welcome to the Huron Manistee National Forest! This past week, we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team visited the Nordhouse Dunes, taking a proactive stance to educate the increasing amount of recreationists at this popular location so we can continue enjoying this fragile ecosystem. So what do you need to know before visiting this Hot Spot? Leave No Trace’s Katelyn Stutterheim and Blake Jackson are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud...

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