How To Not Get Lost In The Woods
Learn skills and awareness on area trails with experienced backpacker James Wapotich in a three-week workshop.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: (One-off place), Santa Barbara
Cost: $60 - $75
Age limit: 12+
You may have seen in the news, stories about people getting lost on our local trails. Last year a hiker got lost along the Santa Ynez River behind Santa Barbara, and earlier this year two hikers got lost while hiking to Cathedral Peak.
This class is not about being a survivalist or living off the land, but rather it’s about learning how to see the land as a more familiar place and how to read the trails so that you can find your way anywhere. This 3-week workshop will take place on our local trails, Saturdays 9AM-Noon, October 13th - 27th. And will include topics such as understanding the local topography so that you can easily orient yourself while out on the land, learning how to read the trails and transitions to be able to follow any trail, how to recognize plants and other features of the natural environment and how to shift one’s awareness from the place of outsider to native. And along the way enjoy some of the rich beauty of our local backcountry.
The class is $75 per person, or bring a friend and save 20% each, limit 12 students. Must be able to comfortably hike 2-3 miles. James Wapotich, is an experienced backpacker and has hiked many of the trails in our local backcountry, he is a Volunteer Wilderness Ranger with the Forest Service and is the author of Trail Quest, the weekly hiking column in the Santa Barbara News-Press. For more information go to http://songsofthewilderness.wordpress.com/ or to register for the class email email@example.com or call at (805) 564-6946.
Event posted Sept. 27, 2012
Last updated Sept. 27, 2012