JULY 2008

"The 'bow and drill' fire to the wilderness skills enthusiast is like the 'Eskimo roll' to the kayaker, or like 'riding a bike' to a child; it is an important skill, very usefull, but often frustrating to learn. In accomplishing this challenge, you realize that your world has just been broadened. Like a child who can now ride a bike across town, the outdoor enthusiast can now make fire if matches fail or get lost. Lastly, there is a connection to nature you attain by learning these sorts of skills, part of which require an advanced knowledge of the surroundings.

Beware, this skill should be practiced in various contexts before you rely on it. In support of this, I once heard a primitive skills enthusiast on t.v. state that:
people who do NOT know how to make a bow and drill fire, occaisionally forget their matches. People who know how to make a bow and drill fire NEVER forget their matches. That stated, as your skills progress, going back to starting fires with matches will seem exceedingly easy."

~Chad Clifford


Jonno makes fire! 8:07

Sunday, July 6 - Saturday, July 12:
Coyote Trails School of Nature:
Fox Naturalist

Monday, July 7- Friday, July 11:
Earth Art! Day camp for youth ages 7-13
(Enroll early, space limited.)

Thursday, July 10- Saturday, July 12:
Empowerment Weekend (Business Group)
Thursday 4 PM - 9 PM: Labyrinth CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Friday & Saturday: Ropes

Sunday, July 13 - Saturday, July 19:
Coyote Trails School of Nature:
Fox Trail Adventure
Introductory class for ages 10-70+ (entire families encouraged).

Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20:
NEW! Teen Workshop
Use of Park and high challange course elements.
More Info. T.B.A. in January 2008

Sunday, July 20 - Saturday, July 26:
Coyote Trails School of Nature:
Bear Trail
A fast paced advanced skills class for teens and families

Thursday, July 31- Saturday, Aug. 2:
Empowerment Weekend (Business Group)
Thursday 4 PM - 9 PM: Labyrinth CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Friday & Saturday: Ropes