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Grandfather Mountain Offers Introduction to Orienteering For Young and Old on Saturday, June 8

June 3, 2013. As the summer months roll in with incredibly beautiful weather, it is time for the second of this year’s guided hike series: Introduction to Orienteering. 

Grandfather_Mountain_Bridge-27527This Saturday, June 8, activity instructs participants on how to use a map and compass to navigate across unfamiliar terrain. It will teach guests how to read topographic maps, navigate various terrain and vegetation, and to be able to understand how to read and communicate coordinates.  Participants will also embark on a practice course to test their new skills.

“This will be a fun activity for young and old,” said Chief Interpretive Ranger Gabe Taylor. “We will learn the basics of getting from point A to point B without the help of a GPS.”

No prior registration is necessary and the experience is free to guests with paid admission to Grandfather Mountain.  Interested patrons should meet at the Woods Walk picnic area at 11:00 a.m. 

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to preserve Grandfather Mountain, operate the nature park sustainably in the public interest, provide an exceptional experience for guests, and inspire them to be good stewards of the earth’s resources.  For more information about guided hikes at Grandfather Mountain, visit www.grandfather.com or call 800-468-7325.