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, October 20, 2010

Splendid National Parks

For the past decade, we have been on a mission to get to all 58 of the magnificent National Parks that our country has to offer.  Our time working with Leave No Trace has helped us travel through parks 31-43 on our list!  The latest two we were able to check off were Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in California.  

Located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, both of these parks are inspiring in their own ways.  In Kings Canyon, you cannot help but ponder how a river could have carved such an immense canyon.  The short drive to Sequoia leads you into grove upon grove of towering giants.  Did you know that of the 75 or so sequoia groves in the world, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks protect 29 of them! 

Within the limits of Sequoia NP stands the General Sherman Tree.  Pound for pound, this is the largest living organism in the whole world!  Being in the presence of this colossal tree creates a feeling of indescribable emotion.  There are so many beautiful places to play in the United States.  Team West would like to remind you to have fun, be responsible, and Leave No Trace while you are out there enjoying the outdoors.

Happy Adventuring...Kate and Tracy

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