Sasquatch Sighting In Western Carolina!

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Pat & TJ Beezley recently brought the Leave No Trace message to Western North Carolina and were hosted during their stay by Jon Lowrance, Landmark Learning and Leave No Trace Master Educator instructor and his wife, Jenny, Leave No Trace Master Educator. The Traveling Trainers presented a couple of classes at Montreat College and also lead a Leave No Trace Trainer course for Montreat. Jon & Jenny were treated to a BIG surprise when BIGFOOT showed up at their house! Pat & TJ explained that Bigfoot enjoys traveling by foot through Pisgah National Forest while he's in North Carolina and Jon & Jenny's house was an easy stop since it's bordered by the National Forest. Bigfoot tends to follow the Traveling Trainers around the nation and occasionally makes appearances at outdoor events to help the Trainers spread the message of Leave No Trace. During his stay, he built the minimal-impact fire bowl that he & Jon are pictured with. Jon was quite impressed with the Bigguy, stating, "He's rather tall in person and very friendly! He really is a master at Leave No Trace - I guess he has 'been doing it for years' as the stickers say."  Pat & TJ, who are also both Landmark Learning and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute graduates, are off on their way to present at the first-ever Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Ethics Conference in Little Rock, AR. You can find out more about their travels and ways that you might get a chance to meet Bigfoot at www.lnt.org/about/traveling-teams or their Facebook page: "Pat & TJ Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers." You can find out how to become a Leave No Trace Master Educator at Landmark Learning's website: www.landmarklearning.org/courses-leave-no-trace