Wilderness Navigation - Field Trip - Onsite Instructor Training

Field trip: Wilderness Navigation - Instructor Training

Wilderness Navigation - Field Trip - Onsite Instructor Training - Raging River State Forest

This is an onsite training activity for the Foothill Wilderness Navigation Field Trip at the Raging River State Forest.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

We will meet at 9:00am at the BPA substation parking lot located south of the I-90 / WA-18 interchange. Here's a link to Google maps. The substation is about a one mile drive from WA18 on paved road. There is a locked gate just past the parking lot.

Once we're all together we will caravan to the trailhead which is about 4.0 miles from the substation on a well maintained dirt road. Suitable for any street legal vehicle.

The purpose of this 2-3 hour training is to familiarize instructors and volunteers with the Raging River site and field trip exercises. It is required for first time field trip instructors and volunteers;  recommended for experienced folks.

Note: Instructors only have to participate in one of the training sessions. 

Once at the trailhead we'll wall through the course explaining what should discussed at all important points. Most of the walk through will be on dirt roads or trails. However, there will be some off trail hiking. Please come dressed appropriately.

Instructor packets will be provided. Expect the walk through to take 2.0 to 3.0 hours.


Raging River State Forest

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • 10 Essentials including smartphone with Gaia properly installed and operating. 
  • Appropriate outdoor dress for off trail hiking.
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