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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


We spent most of last week in beautiful Telluride, Colorado for the 35th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. It was a whirlwind of an event that began and ended with amazing views, sunny skies, and incredible music, of course. We were psyched to have Team West meet up with us for one day of the four-day festival. It’s rare that we get to meet up with the other Traveling Trainers and we definitely appreciated all their help and camaraderie!

Another BIG THANKS goes out to our friends at Chaco. In addition to being the official footwear outfitter for the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, they also generously donated sandals, t-shirts, belts, and hats for our Leave No Trace Membership Promotion, which helped us gain almost forty new members!!!

We also want to give a big shout out to everyone who participated in the HOW GREEN IS YOUR GRASS? CAMPSITE CHALLENGE. Campsites were judged on cleanliness, sustainability, and creativity. It’s safe to say the competition was super close. We wish everyone could have won, but that’s not the nature of competition, right? Anyway, the verdict is still out, but check back soon to see each of the four finalists and the overall winner. Again, thanks to everyone who entered. You all did a fantastic job and you’re all winners in our minds. You are an inspiration to festivarians everywhere!