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Sat, Mar 02

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The Local Hiker

Backcountry Navigation with Map and Compass

Find your way outside by learning practical map and compass navigation skills. This workshop will teach you how to read key features on topographic maps, identify the parts of a compass, how to find north, follow bearings, and plan a route for your next outdoor adventure.

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Backcountry Navigation with Map and Compass
Backcountry Navigation with Map and Compass

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The Local Hiker, 173 East Main Street

About the Event

During this class, our instructors will help you understand a topographic map, proper use of your compass, and how to put the two together. You'll learn about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination). After covering these fundamentals, you'll get time to practice taking a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can make sense of your position and plan a route. This engaging course is a great introduction to outdoor navigation and map reading!

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