Primitive Navigation Workshop

Saturday, May 8, 2021

If you are driving yourself and do NOT need a transportation option, use coupon NYNJTCHIKE to cancel out the van fee.

Join Adventure Untamed and AU guide, artist, and Hike and Draw founder James Sisti in supporting the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. We’ll start our day with a primitive navigation workshop. We’ll learn the different types of primitive navigation techniques and their uses. We’ll also review map and compass basics.

Then, we’ll hike out to Pine Meadow Lake. NYNJTC identifies this area as one of the most in-need of trail cleanup. We’ll provide all the tools, and you’ll spend the afternoon enjoying nature while helping improve these trails for all.

50% of all profits will be gifted to the NYNJTC. The NYNJTC is a non-profit organization committed to publishing accurate trail maps and guides, building and maintaining a comprehensive trail network, and supporting advocacy, conservation, and stewardship throughout the region.

Learn, hike, do something good!

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: 5.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 593 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:45 am

Departure Time: 7:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 5:30 pm


This trip has a $20 limited-capacity charge.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle seat empty in each row. The limited-capacity trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect while we limit capacity on trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.


  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Basic Drawing Materials (a pencil, color pencils, and a pen)
  • Compass – baseplate works best
  • Notebook
  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)