Friday, April 9, 2010

Using a GPS

If you have a GPS and haven't figured out how to use it, head to Indian Springs Metropark this Sunday at 11a.m. Just follow the signs that say Hike Michigan and you'll find others who are in the same league.
Hike Michigan, Rob Golda's brainchild, will meet there this Sunday. Persons really new to GPS should try and come at the 11a.m. hour to get some one on one instruction. At noon, participants will hit the trail and try out what they have learned. Mainly finding their way by GPS.
Should be fun and a great learning experience. Besides, all this cold weather we have been having should have cleared out by then making it a great day to be outside.
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Golda sends them out about twice a month with directions to the next hike. There is no fee other than a park permit.
Once you arrive you'll get a color map of the trail to be hiked that day. It's yours to keep and use should you return at your leisure to hike.
Golda does all of this from the goodness of his heart and a willingness to try and encourage people to get outside and experience our wonderful parks.
I hiked with the group last Saturday at Holly Recreation Area and had a great time despite high winds, cooling temps and even some rain.
Come on out and give it a try. I think you'll be surprised and like me, try to make it a part of your schedule.
Se you on the trails!

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