THE SUBARU/LEAVE NO TRACE TRAVELING TRAINER PROGRAM
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
JD talking with the campers about Leave No Trace.
Like the other traveling teams, we also spent last Saturday at a Great American Backyard Campout event. We were in Newmarket, NH for our campout. The campout saw about 100 kids from the Newmarket area come together for a fun evening of games, music, food, and of course Leave No Trace. About 25 kids came over and joined in on some Leave No Trace activities.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Here are a few of our favorite photos from the course!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Yesterday we headed to the Berkshire Mountains to work with a great group of outdoor educators at the Manice Education Center in Florida, MA. Manice Education Center offers urban teens a variety of courses in environmental education and wilderness leadership. Students spend up to 11-days on wilderness courses, where they can study local ecology, discuss current environmental issues and learn backcountry camping and traveling skills. We were excited to share some of our favorite Leave No Trace activities (straight from our Teen and PEAK Packs) with the instructors and hope that they will have success sharing these activities with their students this summer.
After our presentation, we headed outside and saw a Red Eft swimming in the lake at Manice Education Center. Then this morning we went for a short hike and spied this little guy sitting on the trail.
We spent a fun and soggy weekend at GC1K21P (that’s Kettletown State Park in Southbury, CT for all you geo-caching novices) for Geo Jamboree 7. With 44 caches, it was not surprising that almost 300 geo-caching enthusiasts took part in the 2-day event. In addition to hunting down caches (several of which required boats and rappel gear to reach) there was camping, live music and some pretty serious cuisine! We had a great time and want to give a special “THANK YOU” the CT A-Team (Walt, Ian, and Chris) for sharing their camp with us, for feeding us some amazing “camp food” and for keeping up company. Happy geo-hunting!
Monday, June 15, 2009
We were very excited to visit Guilford, CT to meet up with one of our amazing Leave No Trace partners…FALCON GUIDES. We had a great time and were so impressed that over 40 employees from Global Pequot Press chose to spend their lunch-hour talking about Leave No Trace with us. In addition to sharing Leave No Trace information about our skills, ethics and programs, we were able to learn a lot about the book business. For example, did you know that Falcon Guides has published over 11,000 FalconGuide trails, rides, and waterways and as many as 50,000 climbing routes for all over the United States and many European countries, which makes them a great source when you are in the Plan Ahead and Prepare stage of your next adventure.
We’d like to give a big thank you to Max Phelps, Director of Sales and Marketing, for taking the time to set this up and show us around once we arrived in Guilford. We had a great time and can’t wait to see the whole Falcon Guides crew at Outdoor Retailer in a few weeks!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
He’s really good at Leave No Trace and he probably wears a very large boot (if he even wears boots). Speaking of large boots, we spent the weekend in Freeport, Maine, where we saw thousands of people gearing up for summer at the L.L. Bean Paddlefest. We challenged many of these folks to take the Bigfoot Challenge! Now we are challenging you!
Take the challenge, challenge your friends, and LEAVE NO TRACE (after all, Bigfoot’s been doing it for years)!
Did we mention prizes? Oh yeah, you know we’re giving away some sweet gear from some of our amazing partners. To find out more about the Leave No Trace Bigfoot Challenge visit our website.