GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods


Every which way but lost

Love the trail but uncertain about your wayfinding skills?

Our three-hour GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods program 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 rejoining it again. Our goal is to make you confident hiking alone or taking a novice friend on the trail.

Course fee of $35 includes a compass.

Course is limited to six participants.

For current course offerings, visit our GetHiking! Triangle and GetHiking! Triad Meetup sites.