For the second time this year, Charlie Jacobi, Resource Specialist for Acadia National Park, has hosted a wonderfully successful Leave No Trace Trainer Course. Alexis and Topher instructed the first one at the beginning of the summer and we were excited to work in another one as the busy summer season winds down. While we've enjoyed all the Trainer Courses we've instructed, the combination of great/funny participants, perfect weather, a gorgeous sunset, and a quick dip in Donnell Pond puts this one at the top of the list.
Another great thing about this course was that all of the participants came from very different backgrounds both professionally and personally. It was nice to have so many different perspectives and to explore how Leave No Trace is relevant in all sorts of settings.
After the course, we jumped in the Subaru for a quick trip to Washington, D.C. for The North Face Endurance Challenge. Unfortunately, Tropical Storm Hannah had other plans and with the race cancelled we had the weekend off to explore a slightly soggy version of Maine. Now that the sun is shining again we are finally headed south to meet up with our friends at National Geographic. Should be a fun week!
THE SUBARU/LEAVE NO TRACE TRAVELING TRAINER PROGRAM
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.