Leave No Trace

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are coming to The Local Hiker November 7th @ 10:00AM! 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a national organization that teaches children and adults how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, is bringing their award-winning Traveling Trainer program to our area in November.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program consists of four teams of two educators that travel across the country in Subaru Hybrids teaching people how to protect and enjoy the outdoors responsibly. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers offer programs to the general public, volunteers, youth, nonprofit organizations, friends groups, governmental agencies, and more on Leave No Trace skills and techniques intended to reduce the impact of outdoor activities in communities around the United States. The Traveling Trainers do all of this while traveling and living out of their Subaru, camping over 250 nights a year! In 2015 alone, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will reach 15 million Americans!

Jennifer Pharr Davis will be a guest speaker at the LNT workshop. Jennifer is a hiker, author and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the year! She will talk about how she implemented the LNT principles on her AT hike (and many other hikes) and how we can help make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable for everyone! She will be available for questions after the event, autographing her book(s) and pictures.

You can sign up for this free LNT workshop and afternoon with Jennifer Pharr Davis at or by calling the shop.

Hiker Happenings

Our October class will be a little different than usual. We will have a sit down chat with Matthew Kelly, AT and PCT thru hiker. Sarah Silverman will join Matthew as we discuss their recent Pacific Crest Trail hike on the west coast. Matthew completed all 2,650 miles, Sarah completed about 700 miles. They will give some insight on the challenges and rewards of a long distance hike. We hope you can join us for this informal evening of hiker happenings! Coffee and donuts will be served.

You can sign up at or in the store. This is a great opportunity if you are considering a long distance hike!

Meet-Up Hike and Overnight Campout - October 10th - October 11th

We will meet at Croft State Park, primitive camping area at 1pm Saturday Oct. 10th. You will have the option of one of two hikes or an orienteering course! Games, campsites, dessert Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning will be provided.

The long hike will be about 7-10 miles, the short hike about 3-5 and the orienteering course will consist of four points. Bring all necessary gear for camping, mess kit and dinner for Saturday evening. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this event you can call the shop at 864-764-1651 or e-mail

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

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