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Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

This is an introduction to the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Even if you have a basic understanding of the concept of Leave No Trace, this workshop will provide a deeper understanding of recreational-related impacts and how Leave No Trace skills and ethics can help protect the outdoor places we love. This workshop will be experiential, fast-paced and have tips for a variety of outdoor users: hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, backpackers,... Read More
Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

The purpose of this class is to learn to use the computer-based program, CalTopo to plan routes and create custom maps. Then, you will learn to upload those maps onto your phone using the app, Avenza Maps. This will allow you to track your real time location on the custom map you created even while your phone is on Airplane mode. Never wonder where you are again……while you have have a charge on your phone. Note: The Navigation with Map and Compass is not required, but highly recommended as a prerequisite for this... Read More
Navigating with Map and Compass

Navigating with Map and Compass

Learn to read and interpret a topographic map and to use a compass in order to “stay found” in the forest. This class is designed with the beginner in mind. You will receive instruction and practice the following skills: Reading the information provided on a map, understanding contour lines, measuring distance using map scale, parts of a compass, orienting a map with a compass, taking a bearing and following a bearing. This class is beneficial for anyone who spends time in the... Read More

Intermediate Fly Tying 201

This intermediate class will cover more advanced techniques for fly tyers that are looking to create more dynamic flies. Dubbing loops, articulated streamers, UV adhesives, and synthetic materials are just some of the techniques that will be covered. All materials and tools are... Read More

Tying and Fishing Southern Appalachian Trout Flies

Join DRO owner, Kevin Howell, for a class on tying local fly patterns. Some of the patterns in this class were developed by Kevin and his family, and are extremely effective on our area trout streams, and on trout streams around the world. This class is always very popular, and like our other classes, space is limited to eight students, so sign up... Read More