GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods

GetHiking! Triangle
GetHiking! Triangle
Public group

Few's Ford

6101 Cole Mill Rd · Durham, NC

How to find us

Take Cole Mill Road until you can't drive any more; you'll park in an oval lot, and we will meet near the restrooms just off the main lot.

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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 30-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 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 — and a little bit off!

Course fee of $45 (kids 17 and under accompanied by an adult are free) includes a customized map and use of a compass. A PayPal invoice will be sent upon signup.

Course is limited to seven adult participants.

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