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.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

California Roll

Durable Surfaces activity at Kirby Cove

We spent a wonderful week in the San Francisco Bay and Santa Cruz areas! After the IMBA event in Fairfield we went to beautiful Sausalito, CA in the Marin Headlands for a two day trainer course with a great group of kayakers, wind surfers, sailors, and hikers. The course took place in Kirby Cove, the “finest urban campsite in the world” and was hosted by Bay Access Inc. Hot weather, sweet views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, good food, and great discussions and teaching sessions made for a fun weekend. A highlight for us was being able to take part in a brain storming discussion on ways that Leave No Trace information and education could be used in the upcoming Bay Access Water Trail that the group has worked so hard to create. We hope to come back and get out on the water next time with the Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK) and see how the water trail is doing.
Then it was inland to Concord, CA for an early morning PEAK presentation for 10 REI employees. Thank you for your support and for all the new Leave No Trace memberships. We spent the afternoon and evening with Greg Meyer and the students of the University of California, Santa Cruz. We hosted an evening awareness course for 12 outdoorsy students and trip leaders. We’re very jealous of all the great trips that the university offers each semester and for the great, nearby locations that they can take advantage of. See for yourself on their website.
We’re really going to miss all the fresh produce and small markets that make this area extra sweet. Team West favorite music this week: Nico Case

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Brendan said...

It looks like you two are going great places and teaching wonderful ideas to people. Nice job and keep up the good work.

Emily and JD said...


Shelley said...

You both are wearing me out just reading your blogs!
Keep taking those amazing photos, spreading the lnt message and laughing along the way.
See ya soon!