Following up on a great course two weeks earlier in Sechelt, our tracking team members were down in Port Alberni last weekend for another great course. Hosted by Alberni Valley SAR, this course gave members from Campbell River an opportunity to practice their basic and advanced tracking skills.
In the basic course, our members build their fundamental skills in noticing and following the signs left behind as people travel through the woods. In the advanced portion, we move up off our knees and follow the sign more rapidly. Using multiple teams of trackers, we can actually proceed quite quickly along a trail, with two teams leapfrogging each other as more evidence is found.