We spent the better part of last week in Salt Lake City, Utah for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009. With over 20,000 people in attendance, the bi-annual event is considered to be the largest outdoor sports industry gathering in the world.
Thanks to the help of Subaru of America and Backpacker Magazine, we were able to host the Great Gear Giveaway again this summer! We gave away a total of 18 fabulous prize packages of gear, donated by dozens of our friends in the outdoor industry. It's pretty exciting, but the best part is that through the Great Gear Giveaway we were able to sign hundreds of people up for the Bigfoot Challenge.
We want to give a big thanks to everyone who took the Bigfoot Challenge at OR. We'd also like to thanks all of our incredible partners who find the most creative ways to help us out and highlight our educational efforts during the show!
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.