132 Results for "leave no trace"

Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

The roots of Leave No Trace, a set of principles designed to promote conservation of land and water resources impacted by outdoor recreation, go back more than half a century,...

Oct 26, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Snowy, High San Gabriels

The Snowy, High San Gabriels

I woke up at Mt. Islip parking area, and found that the other two tents were still set up and the cowboy camper was still there.  These were ominous signs. ...

Jul 3, 2024 : PCT Flip Flop
They’re Just Feet, But They Can Leave Big Footprints

They’re Just Feet, But They Can Leave Big Footprints

I am walking in the shrub steppe somewhere between san gorgonio and big bear when something small and buzzing flies between my sun hoodie and my face. i shake my...

Apr 17, 2024 : Reyna S
PCT Prep- Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know!

PCT Prep- Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know!

My niece wrote me the other day and exclaimed at how much "fun" she knew I was having. "Am I having fun?," I wondered. Ofcourse, I am, but with only...

Mar 31, 2024 : Becky Wandell
21 Things 2023 PCT Thru-Hikers Need To Know

21 Things 2023 PCT Thru-Hikers Need To Know

If you're planning to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2023, look no further. We have some advice that will make prepping for your 2,650-mile trip a whole lot easier....

Jan 2, 2023 : Rachel Shoemaker
No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

Running: it's a lot like walking, except you get there quicker. If you're thinking about training in preparation for the PCT, I'd recommend you start running several times a week....

Sep 27, 2022 : Richard
Week 7 (Plus a Day): Snow! Scared! Sierra! (Miles 702.2-793.3 + Whitney & Kearsarge)

Week 7 (Plus a Day): Snow! Scared! Sierra! (Miles 702.2-793.3 + Whitney & Kearsarge)

Believe the Hype! In the Sierra, I began to realize how grueling the desert had been. The desperate need to get to town for a frenetic day of chores, the...

Sep 7, 2022 : LilyMG
Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

The US Forest Service has announced that all overnight visitors to California's Desolation Wilderness, which is in Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, will be required

Jul 18, 2022 : Kelly Floro
That’s Trash, Not Treasure

That’s Trash, Not Treasure

About 10 miles north of Humphreys Peak, I stopped at a bear-proof locker. Inside, the water cache was in complete disarray, which meant this resupply box hadn't been maintained in...

Jul 5, 2022 : Richard
Day 1: Mylar Balloons = No Bueno

Day 1: Mylar Balloons = No Bueno

Day 1 March 2nd, 2022 Start @ 9am at Campo/border 1st break - 10:30am-12pm @ approx mile 5 2nd break - 2:45pm-3:45pm, took Tylenol @ mile 10.6 End - 6:32pm...

Mar 8, 2022 : Jackie Nicole