Leave No Trace Trainer

April 4, 2014 to April 5, 2014

Learn how to leave a smaller footprint while enjoying the great outdoors. Leave No Trace (LNT) teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long-term health of our natural world. Yosemite Conservancy’s resident naturalist — the park’s first LNT master educator — will lead a one-night backpacking trip to Inspiration Point, where you will discuss and share best LNT practices surrounded by the beauty of Yosemite. Successful participants will become LNT trainers, modeling best practices and training others in minimum-impact outdoor ethics. This trip starts Friday at noon and ends Saturday around 4 pm in Yosemite Valley.

Experience package includes camping April 3 & 5 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, entry into Yosemite, wilderness permits and a bear canister. Upgrade your package to stay at Half Dome Village April 3 & 5. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. View a suggested packing list for this program.

Hiking: Moderate; 1 mile each way, but on a fairly steep trail
Elevation: 4,300'–5,500'
Experience package: $129
Leader: Pete Devine
Pete Devine, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Pete Devine

Pete Devine has taught outdoors in Yosemite for 30 years and is the now the Yosemite Conservancy’s Resident Naturalist. Originally from New England, Pete has worked in the West as a park ranger, archeologist, river guide, naturalist and teacher. He has hiked the Alps, Andes, Himalaya, Min Shan and Southern Alps, and has a bird list that includes motmots, minivets, drongos and the plain-mantled tit spinetail. Pete has been studying the recession of Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier for twenty years, and he serves as a Yosemite Expert for National Geographic Expeditions. 

Watch Pete in action in Episode 9 of Yosemite Nature Notes, "Frazil Ice".