Traveling Trainers

Any information pertaining to the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program

What Is a Durable Surface, Anyway?

Amicalola, Georgia: As avid hikers, we’re extremely grateful for the trails that lead us to amazing views, idyllic campsites and cool swimming holes. And while we might not get out to do trail work every weekend, we can help keep these trails in great shape by sticking to durable surfaces when we hike and play outside. But what exactly is a durable surface, anyway? Check out our video and blog below to learn more about making good decisions when you travel in our shared outdoor spaces. Sticking to designated trails is one of the most important and easiest things you can do...

Plan Ahead and Prepare for the 2018 Hiking Season

Jekyll Island, GA : Road life for a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer gets tougher in the winter. Gone are the plush days of summer; we're dealing with more wet, more cold, and longer dark stretches outside our tent. While being further south helps - come say hi to us at the Choosing to Lead Conference on Jekyll Island on January 13th and 14th - we're fighting the January blues by dreaming about spring, and the return of hiking season. Here's how we're getting tips, tricks, and inspiration for our own outdoor adventures. On the road, we like to use...

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Awareness Workshop - Sparks, NV

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are partnering with Friends of Nevada Wilderness to deliver this free Leave No Trace awareness workshop for all members of the Reno community. Learn the principles of Leave No Trace through interactive games and activities for seasoned and novice outdoor user alike! 

Lake Tahoe InstaMeet 2018 - South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are excited to join this one-of-a-kind event hosted on Lake Tahoe's South Shore by Gabriel Lopez Photography and Tahoe South to educate Instagrammers, social media influencers, and photographers on the principles and practices of Leave No Trace while grabbing the perfect shot. This event is free and open to the public on January 27th, from 12-5pm at Camp Richardson Resort/Beacon Bar and Grill.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort - Twin Bridges, CA

Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort near South Lake Tahoe, CA for an interactive day of Leave No Trace tips, tricks, and activities to help you minimize your impact on the slopes. Come find us in the main plaza outside the lodge and say hello!

Tahoe Rim Trail Association Staff and Volunteer Workshop - Stateline, NV

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be joining staff, volunteers, crew leaders, and guides of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a Leave No Trace awareness workshop. This workshop will blend interactive activities and focused discussion to teach the principles and practice of Leave No Trace, as well as effective communication for those  "less than Leave No Trace" moments. 

REI Reno Awareness Workshop - Reno, NV

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will conduct an awareness workshop for members of the Reno/Tahoe outdoor community. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced outdoor enthusiasts to recommit to practicing the latest and best Leave No Trace methods in their outdoor pursuits, and will be a wonderful introduction to Leave No Trace principles for those unfamiliar with Leave No Trace. 

Generation Green Jr. - South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are partnering with the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit's Generation Green Junior program to educate local middle school students about Leave No Trace principles and practices through interactive, hands-on activities. 

Applicants Wanted! Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers

Boulder, CO: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics seeks Traveling Trainers who are passionate educators, skilled communicators and content creators, and are ready and excited to live and work on the road! Position Opening: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics seeks two dynamic, tech savvy, extroverted teams of educators ( only teams of two are accepted as applicants ) for regional Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer positions. Contract period runs April 2018 through March 2019. As Traveling...

Protecting the Most Photographed Spot on the Appalachian Trail

Eugene, OR: When we think of the Appalachian Trail, we think of high adventure, green mountain vistas - and, of course, McAfee Knob. A Leave No Trace Hot Spot in 2015, McAfee Knob is beloved by thru-hikers and day hikers alike, all of them making the four-mile trek from Virginia Highway 311 - and some heading the four miles back to the trailhead parking lot - just to snap that picture of them and that iconic view. As a part of our Hot Spot Revisit program, a pair of Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers went back to McAfee Knob this year, and brought back some tips on how...