Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Leaving No Trace in Utah

Utah is a beautiful state that offers a variety of recreational opportunities.  Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, river running, or winter sports, you can find fun in the outdoors from most major cities.  We travelled across the state offering workshops and outreach in many different locations.  We started down in southwestern Utah at the St. George Sportsman's Warehouse.  We hosted a workshop for a group of boy scouts and their leaders.  The group started the workshop by playing a round of Minimum Impact Match.  The group really enjoyed the interactive lesson on ways to plan ahead and prepare for a trip outdoors.  This was a great opportunity for the scouts to ask a lot of questions, as they were preparing for a weekend backpacking trip to the mountains.  After St. George, we drove north to Provo and Midvale for two more workshops later that week.  Our final stop was at Cabela's in Lehi.  Although we did not have a formal workshop, we were able to reach hundreds of people at our booth.  The customers enjoyed Leave No Trace trivia and the game How Prepared Are You?  Planning Ahead and Preparing for a trip outdoors is the best way to ensure fun and safety, as well as minimizing avoidable impacts on your trip.  Before your next outdoor adventure, be sure to take the time to plan for your trip and expect the unexpected.  
Safe Travels...
~Tracy and Kate, e-tour 2008

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