The ground does not lie.

One of the fundamental rules in Tracking. The ground does not lie.

You are not simply looking at a footprint. What you have in front of your eyes is an entire story, or a part of it. It’s up to you read what is impressed in ground and collect all the details you can earn from it. It’s way more than take. It’s earn. Putting all the details together will make you able to construct a figure in your mind. You don’t depict it, you must put all the fragments/informations in a precise order. Then you have an illustration. You are starting knowing a little something about the person you look the footprint. I call it “First date”.



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Kyt Lyn Walken

Hull's Tracking School Instructor and Official Representative. C.R.O.W. Certified Ranger. Directora de la Escuela de Rastreo Umano de Centro de Formaccion Carcayù, Spain. Worldwide Recognized Tracking Expert.

3 thoughts on “The ground does not lie.

  1. Hi Kyt,
    Really enjoying navigating into the world of blogging. I admire the enthusiasm you give to your tracking and I must say it is delightfully contagious! I am also grateful for the links which you provided.
    Looking back at my guiding background I realise that I definitely fall into the Commmon Tracker category that Tom Brown speaks of, and since examining the mannner in which a tack is formed and subsrquently breaks down, I can see how the distinction is made.
    At any rate keep up that admirable and unflagging enthusiasm.! Pete

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    1. Thank you so much for your precious words Pete! I’m trying to do my best with the blog, you know that 😉 I reckon what you mean about Tom Brown: you are such a considerate person, very analytic, so it goes naturally to feel part of that “category”. Keep up your awesome work, my Friend! Love, Kyt


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