Saturday, June 5, 2010

Basic Visual Tracking

Next Saturday, June 12th, the Smoky Mountain Field School will be offering a Basic Visual Tracking course. Lead instructor for the course is Joe Kelley, a 30+ year National Park Ranger veteran.

Visual tracking is one of many methods used to locate missing persons.

The course will introduce you to several skills involved with tracking and locating persons in an outdoor, or "wildland" situation. These include utilizing clues and "signs" left by the person being tracked, as well as times of day, weather, and terrain.

The immediate goal of basic visual tracking is to attempt to determine the direction of travel of the person(s) being sought.

The course runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and there is a $49 fee. You can find more information and enroll in the course by clicking here.

Jeff Detailed information on trails in the Smoky Mountains; includes trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.

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