Small town and big fun! We had such a great time this weekend in Lyons, CO. The festival kicked off on Friday with Bluegrass, BBQ, and an amazing kayaking movie called "Hotel Charlie" in the park with Oskar Blues Brewery. Saturday was full of freestyle kayak competitions along the South St. Vrain River, dog competitions in the pond, and bike jump comps at Bohn Park. All the competitors were top notch! Check out these amazing photos from the local paper. There were even some current and past world champ kayak freestylers in the competitions like Eric Jackson. We talked to lots of folks at our booth, set up an interpretive trail, and did a nice Sunday morning clean-up and breakfast with 25 other volunteers before the Sunday events got under way. Thanks to Mark Cohen at Keen for the membership donations, and Ben, Ally, and Cullin for showing us around Lyons and getting us set up for the weekend. We love Lyons and we can't wait to come back for the Folks Fest in August and to the Games again next year. We're currently in Buena Vista, CO and heading southwest to Dolores, CO for another great river fest.
THE SUBARU/LEAVE NO TRACE TRAVELING TRAINER PROGRAM
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.