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Stroll the trails at the Tillamook Center

It's easy to find your way with a little help from your friends.

At least that's what the folks at the newly opened Tillamook Forest Center - located 20 minutes west of Forest Grove on Oregon Highway 6 - will tell you.

This Saturday, July 22, visitors to the region's largest forest-based learning center can attend 'Lost and Found in the Forest: Intro to Orienteering and GPS' at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Participants will learn how to pinpoint their exact location anywhere on earth by using a global positioning system as a helpful tool. They'll take a nice stroll on the Tillamook Forest trails while learning basic concepts about GPS navigation.

Smack-dab in a remote forested setting, the center welcomes anyone interested in the history and amenities of the Tillamook Forest. The cool water of the Wilson River beckons during the hot summer months.

Open since April, the Tillamook Forest Center strives to help folks explore the forest's past and get in touch with its natural and cultural history.

All family friendly, naturalist-guided programs are free and open to all ages. For more information, contact Gail Barnhart at 503-815-6808.

Title: 'Lost and Found in the Forest: Intro to Orienteering and GPS'

Where: Tillamook Forest Center - located 20 minutes west of Forest Grove on Oregon Highway 6

When: This Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: Contact Gail Barnhart at 503-815-6808