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WILD Hike: Mount Margaret

Hike the main trail to Mt. Margaret and then hike off-trail back to the main trail on the way back, practicing navigation skills.

Registration Link: https://wildmtmargarethike.eventbrite.com

Mt. Margaret Trail Information: https://www.pwv.org/trails/redfeather-lakes/67-mt-margaret-trail

The focus of the hike will be:

  1. Creating a route, on and off trail

  2. Ten essentials and how to use them, including having contacts for your hike

  3. Navigating with a map and compass and using Gaiagps.com

  4. Using a SPOT unit (www.findmespot.com)

  5. Where to look for wildlife activity, including mountain lion activity

  6. Becoming more BOLD about exploring all public land, on and off trail

This is an easy to moderate hike with 2/3 of the hike on trail and 1/3 off trail. It's a great opportunity to practice navigating off trail, learn about the 10 essentials every hiker and backpacker should carry. Here is a great video to get started:

Ten Essentials for Every Pack

You'll also learn a tremendous amount about wildlife, forest health and ecology and how to navigate successfully anywhere on public land, on trail and off trail.