Paul Smiths VIC Map Hike
The Paul Smiths VIC has developed a Map Hike to provide individuals, families, and groups with another way to enjoy the VIC trails. Participants purchase a kit for $8 in the VIC Gift Shop. The kit includes a control card and a map which with small red circles, numbered to indicate control points.
- Using the map, participants navigate to the locations indicated by the small red circles on the map.
- At each location, participants will find a small red and white marker. The kit includes a clue sheet, which indicates where the marker may be found. Most markers are on trees or other features on the VIC trails, but others can be found a short distance away from the trail.
- Participants copy the two-letter code on each marker onto the control card provided in the kit.
- When finished, participants drop the control car in the mail for a chance to win a drawing.
Participants may visit the controls in any order they wish. There is no time limit on completing this activity. Take your time. It is a hike and not a race. You can even complete the course in multiple visits. Participants who fill in at least five control codes are eligible for prizes and a 10% discount on a compass at Blue Line Sports in Saranac Lake.