Map & Compass Navigation Basics Class

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

California Woods Nature Preserve

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  • Group size: 12
  • Instructor: REI Specialist

Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing. You'll also learn how plan routes using a topographic map. This is a hands-on in-store class with some lecture components. Maps and compasses are provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Depending on weather and location, this class may include a portion held outdoors, please dress accordingly.


Please wear shoes you do not mind getting muddy, and layer with gear appropriate for the weather. A portion of this class will take place outside.

California Woods Nature Preserve

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