GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods

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Price: $45.00 /per person

Umstead State Park

Harrison Avenue at I-40 · Cary, NC

How to find us

We will meet near the restrooms, on the left side of the lot; look for a tan Honda Civic with roof racks.


Love the trail but uncertain about your wayfinding skills? This three-hour session goes over basic map and compass skills, then hits the trail to offer key tips on how to follow and stay on the trail, how to find it again if you stray, and how to explore off trail. We’ll start with a 45-minute map-and-compass introduction, then use that map and compass — and some Daniel Boone skills — to find our way in the woods. We’ll also do some off-trail exploring, with the goal of purposefully venturing off the trail, then figuring out how to rejoin the trail. Our goal is to make you confident hiking alone or taking a novice friend on the trail.

A great way for families, especially, to spend Christmas break.

Course fee of $45 (kids 17 and under accompanied by an adult are free) includes a customized map and use of a compass.

Course is limited to seven adult participants.

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