Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We've moved our blogs!

Come find our blogs directly on our new website at: http://lnt.org/blog

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reflection into the future.

We've wrapped up life as the e-tour. We'd love to thank everyone who helped to make these last seven months such a successfully fulfilling adventure. We reached out to educate and share awareness with thousands of folks in more than twenty states. We were backed by dedicated sponsors, partners, and members. A tireless team of office staff in Boulder made sure we were stocked, scheduled, and connected. An endless stream of gracious hosts made nights out of the tent interesting, inspiring, and invigorating. Simply put, thank you.

Just as in this snapshot out of Big Blue's side mirror, the e-tour is also looking forward. Our reflection time home in Tahoe will allow us to focus momentum to roll into 2012 as Team West of the Subaru / Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. We are truly grateful for this opportunity.

Let it Snow!
Mark and Tara

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pet For a Day

Wrapping up our season as the e-tour we found that we had a bunch of photos of the animals we stayed with during our journey. Not being able to have pets of our own while fulfilling the duties of being a traveling trainer we are always delighted when our hosts can share their furry friends with us. Here is a slideshow showcasing *nearly* all the four legged friends we shared a home with. As always remember to be a responsible pet parent when visiting the outdoors.

Who's your favorite?! We loved them all.
Be intentional, not conventional.
Mark and Tara

Friday, November 25, 2011

Enjoying the weekend?

Hey everyone! The e-tour hopes you had a fun, festive Thanksgiving. We know we did. Here are a few shots from our holiday time that we've been spending in Moab, UT.

After a scenic trail ride Tara whipped up an incredible camp stove style Thanksgiving feast. To answer your question, yes we wore the turkey hats biking (over our helmets of course:)).

Be intentional, not conventional.
Mark and Tara

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photo of the Week 11.22.11

Sometimes the images depicted on state flags need a bit of interpretation. Arizona? No explanation needed. Take a look.

Be intentional, not conventional.
Mark and Tara

Saturday, November 19, 2011

How do you like your Crust?

Thick, thin, stuffed, or Cryptobiotic?

Mark and Tara

YVCA of Southern Arizona

Yesterday and today the e-tour joined the Youth Volunteer Corps of America's Southern Arizona group. Through educational workshops and some down and dirty desert clean up we explored the importance of Leave No Trace in the sensitive desert environment.

Along with staffers from all parts of the country and some dedicated, caring local youth this organization serves its community through a variety of means. Whether helping repair low income housing units, painting murals where venomous graffiti once reigned, or pitching in to collect litter their projects benefit all involved. During our visit the staff broadened their knowledge and practice of getting the messages of the Seven Principles into the hands, hearts and habits of the youth they serve.

Tucson Mountain Park and it's saguaro nation standing at attention proved itself a perfect location for learning and understanding the importance of enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

Be intentional, not conventional.
Mark and Tara