Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass

Description: During this field outing, our instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Learn how to read topographic lines and other basic features on a map
  • Learn how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass
  • Learn basic compass features and how to utilize the map with a compass
  • Learn how to plot your current position on your map
  • Use a map & compass to navigate to new locations
  • Build confidence in your navigation skills

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATION WITH A MAP & COMPASS

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Date / Time
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5/10/2014 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM PDT

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass
Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 9
Required Legal Form: General (pdf)

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

Spots left: 8

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass Gear List

Gear to bring to class:

(Required)

  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Hiking Boots
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir

(Optional)

  • Personal Compass
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder

Gear provided by REI:

  • Compass
  • Topographical Maps - Local course area maps.
  • Group First Aid Kit