Learn to take bearings and read the trail with a map and compass while hiking one of the most fascinating outdoor spaces in the region. Recognizable peaks and landmarks will be used for location via triangulation. It’s roughly a three mile round-trip with a few hundred feet of elevation gain along the trail. While the bearing of the trail stays relatively Northbound, a large number of recognizable peaks surrounding the trail will allow for easier location. This is a free class, but RSVP is required.
We will meet at Frugal Backpacker and carpool to Balsam Gap, about 30 minutes away.
- Participants need a compass and a map of the Linville Gorge/Mount Mitchell area, specifically around the Craggy Gardens/Balsam Gap area, which can be purchased at Frugal Backpacker for 20% off for those taking the class.
- Water and snacks or a bag lunch.
- RSVP required.