Monday, February 28, 2011

Rain or Shine-Leave No Trace!

This weekend marked the first Leave No Trace Trainer Course for Team West in the 2011 season. Eight participants came out and were eager to learn about the principles of Leave No Trace. We had six students from local San Diego colleges including trip leaders from University of California at San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, and the University of San Diego. We also had one staff member from the Outdoor Adventure Program at USD and one "stud muffin" from Orange County who will be starting a outdoor business in the near future. With this diversity in the group, each participant had a passion towards the outdoors and educating others on ways to preserve and protect it!
After a rainy start to the course on Saturday, sunny California lived up to its name sake and Sunday proved to be a beautiful day. We were able to hike up Kwaay Peak at Mission Trails Regional Park and take in the gorgeous views from the Pacific Ocean to the west to the majestic mountains to the east. We truly appreciated each individual on the course, as our discussions were thoughtful and thorough. Please enjoy a slideshow of photos from the course over the weekend.
Congratulations to the latest Leave No Trace Trainers! We know you all will do great work in the future as you educate others about Leave No Trace!
Explore Responsibly...Kate & Tracy

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