We discovered that Grand Junction is not only a historic crossroads of commerce and trade, but also a contemporary center of outdoor recreation. Ready access to river corridors and lakes, high desert and open prairie, and forested mountain wilderness position Grand Junction as a multi-season, multi-sport hub for the outdoor enthusiast. Consequently, it was a busy couple of days indeed for the Colorado Tour in the Grand Junction area. Outreach efforts took us to the Island Acres and Fruita Sections of James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park, along with an obligatory pilgrimage to Colorado National Monument. Awesome! We also made an evening presentation to an experienced audience of hikers and climbers at a meeting of the Colorado Mountain Club – Western Slope, who shared their best-not-forgotten tales of Leave No Trace-related experiences.