GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods: Umstead S.P. | Dec. 4, 2021


You love being in the woods — but you’re a bit intimidated by them as well. Specifically, by the prospect of not knowing where you are and of getting lost.

Our 3-hour class gives you both the basic map and compass skills and the on-the-ground training to make you a more confident, competent hiker.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – noon.

Umstead State Park, Cary

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outdoor skillsLove 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 do 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 $65 (kids 17 and under accompanied by an adult are free) includes:

  • Customized map
  • Use of a compass
  • GetOriented! Finding Your Way tip sheet

Course is limited to 7 adult participants.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Umstead State Park, Reedy Creek Access, 2100 N. Harrison Ave., Cary.


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