There’s more than one route to your Destiny.
Choose well.
A tale of adventure and growth set in a place where map reading and navigation skills are keys to success.
Sylvan lives on the most remote "island" in the Archipelago, a series of ridgetops surrounded not by water, but by vast, fog-filled valleys which are traversed only by specialized Navigators. Already gifted with an extraordinary memory for every place he's ever been, Sylvan dreams of becoming a Fogrunner, like the father he’s never met, delivering important messages through the lands beneath the fog. When Bernhard Krummholz, a rare passing Navigator, teaches him to read maps, and offers to take him along on his adventures, Sylvan must confront not only mist-shrouded slot canyons and floating bogs, but stolen maps, pack train Raiders, rumors of his father’s demise, and his growing sibling rivalry.

This new book by Alaskan writer and orienteer Jen Jolliff offers entertainment and learning for readers of any age and navigation ability. You'll come away from reading Fogrunner with an increased understanding of and appreciation for map reading and decision making skills.
Fogrunners Wanted:
The most amazing job in the Archipelago!

The adventure of running beneath the Fog
The opportunity to travel to any community on any island
The money, once you get there, to buy everything you want
Sylvan knows that Fogrunners are an elite division of Navigators, the only ones who run solo through the Foglands, darting between the ridge-top islands, delivering urgent messages, vying with one another for record traverse times. But when he signs on to help Bernhardt Krummholz deliver a mysterious shipment of goods to the Capital, he quickly learns that Navigators aren’t just adventure athletes. They’re highly-trained map readers, efficient runners, and above all, decision makers.

Slot Canyons, Floating Bogs, Braided Rivers. Everything was there on the map...or was it?
FINDING FOGRUNNER: Adventure Challenge
To celebrate the first summer for my navigation adventure novel, FOGRUNNER, and promote Navigational Literacy, I'll be hosting an Adventure Challenge. There's often more than one way to get where you want to go in life and being able to read maps and make good decisions are some of the skills which can help you on your way. Each week this summer I'll be posting a map and a photo. If you're the first person to navigate your way to the magenta circle O destination, you'll find a copy of my new book, "Fogrunner" waiting for you! Take a photo of yourself with the book and post it on your social media with the hashtag #fogrunner. Spread the word, share the link and try the adventure! Even if you aren't the first, be sure to share a photo of yourself in the right spot! The first map is coming soon!
Finding "FOGRUNNER" Adventure Challenge Week 5-6
Come to Bear Valley School at 5:30PM on Wednesday, June 29 for a NAVIGATION CELEBRATION. Easy, medium and challenging orienteering courses plus a book signing for my adventure novel, "Fogrunner."

Try This:
The scale of a map is a ratio which represents how big things are on the map compared to how big they are in the real world. Different maps have different scales. A larger scale map can show finer details than a smaller scale map. Compare these two maps and look for the common features. The background map is 1:10,00. What do you think the scale ratio for the inset is?
Finding "FOGRUNNER" Adventure Challenge Week 4
Use the free Preview Book at the top of the page to read Chapter 1 of "Fogrunner"
Using the directional clues in the story, try to trace Sylvan and Tali's routes to the Inn.
Try drawing your own map of Sylvan’s Village, post a photo of it in my Facebook page and win a copy of the book.
Finding "FOGRUNNER" Adventure Challenge Week 3
Today's FINDING FOGRUNNER map is posted below. You can use your Google Maps Ap to navigate to Mirror Lake Middle School tomorrow (Wednesday, June 8, 2022) between 5:00PM and 7:00PM. Once you are there, the challenge will be to complete one of Arctic Orienteering Club's navigation courses without your GPS. This orienteering event is super fun and free for first-timers and kids, so come and enjoy the map reading challenge. Plus, if you're the first person to catch me, the author of Fogrunner (either on or off a course) you'll get a free signed copy of my book!
Finding "FOGRUNNER" Adventure Challenge Week 2
Your destination is located in the magenta circle on this map. There you will find outstanding views of Kachemak Bay and the seaside town of Seldovia. If you're the first to get there, you'll find a copy of my adventure novel, taking shelter from the storms. Please take a great selfie of yourself with "Fogrunner" to share online, encourage friends to join the challenge of trying out a different style map every week, and look for another destination challenge to be posted next Tuesday!
Finding "FOGRUNNER" Adventure Challenge Week 1​​​​​​​

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