June eNews

From your Backyard

to your Backcountry



Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics                                                         June 2011

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Tech Tip

Channel Your Inner-Onion

Dress like an onion! Weather is unpredictable and can change suddenly in Spring. Dressing in layers-like an onion-traps body heat in the space between the layers of clothing, creating extra insulation. Start with a wicking layer next to the skin, followed by an insulation layer, and finish with an outer layer that will protect you from the elements. Shed layers as it warms up and add layers as it cools to stay comfortable.

The Situation

What Do You Think?

Trekking poles are becoming increasingly popular, as they reduce the impact of hiking on knees and provide extra stability.  However, more and more trails are showing signs of pole use with erosion, holes, scratches and claw marks on rocks. When should you use or refrain from using trekking poles? Write to us at enews@lnt.org and let us know!

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My Backyard


Seattle Backyard Sessions

This month, the Center 

is combining its series  

of Backyard Sessions with its current Hot Spot - Mount Rainier National Park. On the 27th and 28th of June, Leave No Trace will be hosting two Backyard Sessions in Seattle, focusing on Mount Rainer National Park. For more details, and to attend the sessions, keep reading!  


Education in Motion

If you are trying to catch one of our three teams of Traveling Trainers, here are some of the states where you could find them in June - California, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota and Washington D.C. For more information, click here




When Nature Calls

Have you ever wondered what the most low-impact way of going to the bathroom in a canyon is? Find out, as we answer the query of one grossed out reader, who just got back from his first canyoneering trip.  



Meet the Moment

We are thrilled to announce that we  

will be joining our friends at CLIF Bar  

as part of their Meet the Moment

campaign! For each person that participates, CLIF Bar will donate $5 to Leave No Trace! Meet the Moment is all about supporting athletic adventure and the communities it creates. Whether it's action, adventure, or the thrill of the chase, CLIF Bar wants to know how YOU Meet the Moment. So, upload your photos, share your stories and invite your friends to do the same, at meetthemoment.com!


Trowels on Sale!

Check out these cleverly designed trowels' compact, lightweight design, allowing them to collapse down to fit inside your pocket. They also have storage space for toilet

paper inside the hollow handle, and come in either nylon or aluminum.The best part though, is that for the month of June, they are 25% off at the Leave No Trace online store!

Go grab one!  


Special thanks to all of you who supported Leave No Trace outreach this summer as e-tour sponsors.  Because of you, more than 10,000 people will reduce the impacts of their activities this summer - thank you! To those of you who wish to sponsor the e-tour, you can still do so here. Keep track of the E-tour's activities on the Leave No Trace blog, Facebook and Twitter.
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