Basic Animal Tracking
Tracking & Awareness Skills Peer into the world of the wild animals of the Central Coast and Santa Cruz Mountains in this amazing new course – less than an hour away from downtown San Francisco! Track alongside expert trackers and learn to read the landscape like an open book. The woods are not empty if you know how to read the ground! Tracking is a lifelong study – this class will give you the tools to start down that road. Topics discussed will include clear print track identification, animal behavior and pattern tracking, landscape disturbance tracking, as well as human tracking, track aging, and tracking tools and journaling techniques. Teaching-by-doing is our motto: this workshop will be 100% hands-on and is a truly excellent way to enrich your outdoors experience. Whether you are a backcountry hiker, or simply like to take strolls in the park, being able to read the landscape and understand your local fauna better makes every trip into the outdoors an investigation and adventure. This class is about getting back to the earth, learning how our ancestors lived in harmony with our planet, and experiencing nature to its fullest. There is something here for everybody – come with an open mind and be ready to learn! Your clinic includes: Five hours of instruction. All materials and tools are included. CANCELATION POLICY: This experience's cancelation policy is different from Verlocal's default policy due to me having to acquire a permit from the park in advance. As such, guests must cancel 7 days prior to the date of the experience, whether to cancel attendance completely or to move dates. By purchasing, you will be agreeing to this policy. Thank you!
Cliff Hodges, Owner & Founder of Adventure Out, holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) where he was a Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu national collegiate scholar. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and outdoor guide, traveling the world to climb mountains, surf big waves, study with indigenous tribes, and lead groups of clients ranging from school groups to corporate executives to tap in to their true potential through wilderness adventures. He also sits on the board for several nonprofit organizations and is the owner of CrossFit West – the largest CrossFit facility in the western United States. At the heart of his management style and mission statement is the desire to cultivate environmental stewardship. He has also been featured in international publications and on MTV.
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