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Orienteering and Bushwhack Hike

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$20

orienteering and bushwhack hikeWith GPS technology now available at our fingertips, it seems that the skillset of following the good ol’ map and compass is waning–and not for the better. Instead, many rely on their cell phones for journeys through the woods. However, in the event of an emergency, dead battery, bad weather, or no reception, they can be rendered useless. Orienteering is an essential skill for anyone accessing the backcountry for hikes or hunts in these mountains.

We’ll teach you the basics of reading a map, using a compass properly, and how to navigate with both. Once you’ve gotten your bearings, we will test your skills on a 3–4 mile bushwhack hike, off-trail and over rugged terrain. Follow a map and compass to a beautiful waterwall site where a campfire lunch awaits, if you can find it!

Please be prepared with proper hiking attire and water. Lunch will be provided, but you may wish to bring additional snacks.

         We would like to thank Bill Kocher and Davidson’s General Store for helping make this event possible.

         ***This is a MEMBERS ONLY event. If you are unsure about the status of your membership, please
         contact CFA to confirm before registering.***

         This event is limited to 8 participants. If spots are full, you will automatically be added to the waitlist.

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$20

Venue

Davidson’s General Store
2 Goff Road Suite 1
Livingston Manor, NY 12758 United States
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