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Backcountry Navigation With A Map and Compass
Sunday, November 1, 2020
$69 for REI Members
$89 for non-members
During this class, 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. 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!
From St. Paul, go 9 miles east on I-94, then 7 miles south on Highway 95 and 3 miles east on County Road 20. After entering Afton State Park, continue past the road for the cabins and park in the first parking lot, on the right, after the uphill. Questions? Call our Local Experiences team at 1-877-819-3810 or email us at email@example.com. All Minnesota State Parks require a daily/annual parking pass which can be purchased at the park office upon entry.