Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Amicolola Falls....

Tis' Spring time, and so the wildflowers come out! We headed  north in Georgia to Amicolola Falls State Park for the Wildflower Festival! We tabled at the two day festival, talking to park visitors and soon to be Appalachian Trail thru hikers about Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. We even did a small awareness workshop/activity with a local youth church group at the festival.

Amicolola Falls is a 729 ft waterfall (they say the tallest east of the Mississippi river). While at Amicolola we hiked approximately 725 steps top of the waterfalls.  Amicolola is also known as the approach to the Appalachian Trail, stemming from Georgia to Maine, 2,135 miles! While at the park we were also fortunate enough to witness the release of a Barn owl  that had been rehabilitated after an accident with a vehicle on a nearby road, it was amazing to witness. The park has amazing ranger led programs with naturalists, and a wildlife rehab program. We had a blast at the park and want to thank all the staff that made us feel right at home, Thanks Y'all! 

Happy Trails, 
Topher & Alexis 


Charity said...

Greetings Topher and Alexis..........
It sounds like you are having a great time spreading the good news about "Leave No Trace" and your wonderful philosophy concerning the preservation of our precious environment. What a fabulous project and we celebrate Subaru and all of your other amazing sponsors for their part in helping to save our planet.
Stay safe and keep up the good work!!!!!

Andrea said...

Go Alexis and Topher!
What an amazing adventure! This program highlights your own beliefs and what a wonderful stage for you to inform others!! So happy you can enjoy some of this country as you go!! I am proud to say we have a Subaru in our family! What a great program! Thinking of you during your travels and Williamsburg, VA would be a great stop! Take care!!