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onX Backcountry 101

Recorded On: Oct 19, 2022

Enjoy a comprehensive lesson on how to get the most out of the onX Backcountry App both in Trail and Snow seasons. Walk away knowing how to use the App to its fullest potential at home and in the backcountry.

Great Outdoors Month Masterclasses

onX Backcountry has partnered with Leave No Trace to educate the broader community on best practices and how to avoid impacting the places we love negatively.

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How To Preserve Access With Conrad Anker and Vasu Sojitra

Recorded On June 7, 2022

Every recreation area has a threshold. When we litter, overuse, disrespect land, and its managers we put access at risk. Join world renowned alpinist Conrad Anker alongside professional mountain athlete and disability access strategist, Vasu Sojitra, in a discussion with Leave No Trace. This Masterclass will be centered around access preservation issues, restoration opportunities, and how to explore areas while minimizing impacts through the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

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Minimizing Campfire Impact with Stuart Palley & Amanda Monthei

Recorded on June 14, 2022

Fires provide nourishment and warmth in the backcountry, but the dangers they pose can’t be ignored. How we plan our adventures with respect to wildfires, smoke levels, and ever-changing forest landscapes has to be the top priority for any recreationalist nowadays. Join us for a night with Leave No Trace alongside famed wildland firefighter, author, and photographer Stuart Palley with and wildfire photographer and reporter Amanda Monthei; host of Life With Fire. They’ll discuss what they’re seeing in the forest fire world, how they’re planning their own backcountry excursions, and how you can plan and prepare for recreating in the age of wildfires.

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How to Organize A Group Cleanup With Caroline Gleich & Krystin Norman of She Jumps

Recorded on June 21, 2022

Do you have a local trail system that needs cleanup? Or maybe you have a campground that has seen better days? Have you ever wondered how you can mobilize a group to restore an area to correct degradation? Join professional ski mountaineer, endurance athlete, and activist Caroline Gleich with SheJumps community advocate and Snowpack Scholarship founder Krystin Norman, alongside Leave No Trace to find out what it takes to organize a community around a cause. 

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