Leave No Trace Trainer Backpack

Leave No Trace Trainer Backpack

Learn to minimize your impact outdoors, and get certified as a Leave No Trace trainer.
April 12, 2019 to April 13, 2019

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. Join an LNT expert for a one-night backpacking trip to Inspiration Point, above Yosemite Valley. As you hike and camp in a stunning setting, you’ll get to learn, discuss and share LNT practices for trip planning, cooking, disposing waste and more. Successful participants will become certified Leave No Trace trainers, ready to model best practices and train others in minimum-impact outdoor ethics.

Included with your registration:

  • Two-day backpacking adventure (Friday, April 12, starting at 10 am, through Saturday, April 13, at around 4 pm).
  • Bear-canister rental, Wilderness permit, Leave No Trace certification.
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation is for Thursday, April 11, and Saturday, April 13) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. We cannot adjust these dates.

Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Half Dome Village will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the start of the program.

Experience Level: Any. Participants must be physically fit.
Hiking: Moderate. 2 miles, steep terrain.
Elevation Range: 4,300 feet–5,500 feet.
Registration Price: $129
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Pete Devine, Yosemite Conservancy Guide

Pete Devine

Pete Devine is the Resident Naturalist for the Conservancy. Pete has lived in Yosemite for about 20 years, has hiked most of its trails, and explained Yosemite to thousands of park visitors. He has studied the Lyell Glacier, added to the park’s bird studies and trained rangers in history, geology and biology. You may have seen Pete’s work in the ‘Yosemite Frazil Ice’ video.