Staying Found Practice Day-Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Field trip: Staying Found On-Trail Navigation

Staying Found Practice Day-Hike - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

This hike is intended to give Staying Found grads the opportunity to practice the skills they learned in the class and gain confidence with on-trail navigation skills and tools. Recent grads have preference.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We will meet at the Tradition Lake Interpretive Shelter at 9 a.m. If you are parking in the parking lot, please bring a Discover Pass.

This clinic is designed for graduates of the Staying Found course interested in practicing their navigation skills. Everyone will have a chance to lead a different section of the trail. Don't worry if you're still struggling to understand the concepts - that's what this hike is for. 

We will hike the Talus Rocks Trail, one of the routes from the Staying Found Field Day. We will break into two groups. One group will hike the route in one direction; the other group will hike the route in reverse.

HOMEWORK QUESTION:

We will be hiking 5 miles at roughly a 2-mile an hour pace. We will leave the trailhead around 9:15 a.m. Add one hour for navigation activities and time for a snack. About what time should we arrive back at the trailhead? 

Route/Place

Tiger Mountain Lowlands


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essentials
Compass
Altimeter
Green Trails map 204S 
Face mask or other covering
Hand sanitizer
Pencil or pen

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