Staying Found Practice Hike

Seminar

Staying Found Practice Hike - Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead

This clinic is designed for graduates of the Staying Found course interested in practicing their navigation skills on an actual hike.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

This clinic is designed for graduates of the Staying Found course interested in practicing their navigation skills on an actual hike. We will be do several of the on-trail exercises from the class. Everyone will have a chance to lead a different section of the trail. Don't worry if you're rusty or still struggling to understand the concepts - that's what this hike is for. I anticipate hiking at about a 1.5-mile-per-hour pace, with stops along the way to discuss the exercises.

PLEASE NOTE: If the forecast calls for significant rain, I will reschedule.

 HOMEWORK QUESTION: We will be hiking 5 miles at roughly a 1.5-mile an hour pace. I anticipate we will leave the trailhead at 10:15 a.m. Add one hour for lunch and navigation activities. About what time should we arrive back at the trailhead? 

Badges

leaders will earn:

Route/Place

Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

WHAT TO BRING 

  • The answer to your homework question
  • Map and compass. (Map will be sent by email to participants.) Please print a copy of the map and place inside a Ziploc bag in case it's wet.
  • The pace handout (attached)
  • A watch
  • An altimeter if you have one 
  • The Ten Essentials
  • Lunch
  • A ready-to-learn attitude!   
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