Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Outdoor Club of the Claremont Colleges

Last night we had the pleasure of working with the outdoor program On the Loose (OTL), the outdoors club of the Claremont Colleges!

The goals of the OTL program are a natural fit for the Leave No Trace program. Their mission is as follows, "OTL dispatches student-led trips to destinations across California and the Southwestern states. OTLers like to backpack, climb, car-camp, surf, bike, and bear-wrassle. To these ends, we offer advice to those who are lost, cars to those who need transportation, and a wide-ranging assortment of gear to all students—all for free. We also provide extensive subsidies for our adventures. We welcome students of all ability levels, from the most hardened sherpas to the freshest greenhorns. We host talks to engage our intellects, classes and training to hone our skills, and weekly Tuesday Shindigs to see each other’s shining faces."

We had the privilege of seeing their shining faces last evening as we presented an introduction to the Leave No Trace program. The insightful students were eager to learn about the skills and ethics that are the Leave No Trace program. We would like to thank Martin Crawford for inviting the Traveling Trainers to present an awareness workshop at Ponoma College.

A friendly reminder to all those OTL's out there...

Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy

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