The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost’s tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a navigation and orienteering class for one (a $105 value)
- $89 for a navigation and orienteering class for two (a $210 value)
The navigation class teaches students how to use a compass and map to learn where they are and find their way through the wild. Groups meet at the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve and take part in a variety of games and exercises that develop navigation skills, from orienting a map without a compass to triangulating to determining the difference between magnetic and true north.
Treks and Tracks
Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers: Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel—such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur—with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.