Monday, October 3, 2011

"Training" the Trainers

Dateline: Antonito, CO
The Colorado Tour

Aspens turning gold along the route in Southern Colorado
Many might wonder how we "train" as Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers... In Colorado, we have found one truly reliable "training" regimen, and that's on the historic narrow-gauge Cumbres & Toltec Railway from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM. Everyone on board got a serving of Leave No Trace (especially on the cultural heritage topics), including the LSU fans that we encountered from our hometown of Baton Rouge. The trip was highlighted by our race with a herd of 14 elk, which happily managed to cross the tracks just yards ahead of our engine as we barreled along at 12 mph.

Elk cross the tracks in the nick of time!
All aboard!

...along the Colorado Trail,
Peggy and Barrett

No comments: