Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

End of the road...

We returned to California for our final event of the year and to wrap up our time as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.  We spent two days in beautiful Yosemite National Park working with guides and outdoor educators during a Trainer Course.  Then we met up with family for a few days of hiking before returning to Northern California to do our final wrap up.  It is with very mixed emotions that we are coming off the road: excitement for all the different things the future holds and sadness at leaving such an incredible job and group of people that we have been working with.

So a few thank yous and thoughts about being on the road:    
Thank you to everyone in the office, your incredible support and logistics has made these past two years awesome!
Thank you to Dusty and Amy and JD and Emily.  Y'all are wonderful educators and it has been a pleasure to learn from and with you and share road stories.
Thank you to all the folks we have worked with over the past two years (all 13,000 of you!), we have learned so much from each event and have been consistently amazed by the enthusiasm and interest that has greeted us throughout the country (44 states!).

We encourage folks to continue to take steps forward in their personal Leave No Trace practice and keep asking questions about what might be the best practice in a specific environment or activity.  Most importantly: get out there and have fun!  Enjoy the public lands that we have the opportunity to use, have fun biking, running, climbing, sleeping, riding, etc, and introduce a young person to your favorite place.
See you on the road....
North and Ella

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