Greetings to all of you Leave No Trace warriors -
We are very excited to see this new blog evolve as we continue to keep Leave No Trace fresh and relevant for our 21st century world. Keep checking back in as all three teams will provide updates from the road, stories, photos, and much, much
We have recently emerged from a six-week immersion in the "real world" of a settled lifestyle. We traded in our tent for a condo roof as we lived and worked a daily 9-5 schedule at the Center in Boulder. While there, we worked behind the scenes as we prepared for the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show, RockyGrass and the "How Green is Your Grass?" Campsite Contest, and FolksFest. We also had the great fortune of leading a training for several amazing youth leaders from the Denver-based James Beckwourth Mountain Club. This amazing organization guides culturally diverse youth into the stunning Rocky Mountain landscape as they also incorporate leadership development, cultural awareness, and community building.
It was definitely a fresh and different world for us as we actually had a stove in the kitchen, closet for our clothing, and an actual bed location that did not change nightly! When not answering tons of emails, making countless phone calls, and dealing with the daily duties of the desk-bound life, we were enjoying the stellar Summer season of Boulder. Evening BBQ's, long after-work trail runs, and weekend ascents of some of the state's 14,000 foot peaks were highlights of our time in the landscape of Colorado.
As much as we loved every minute of our "rooted" time in Boulder, we missed cruising a back road in the mountains and catching the lingering moments of alpenglow. Or facilitating dialogue amidst land management officials one day and leading fun and goofy games with 4th graders the next day. However, we are now back on the highways of America and looking forward to our educational nomadic lifestyle once again!
See you out there!
-Dusty and Amy