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Backcountry Navigation With A Map and Compass
Saturday, March 20, 2021
$79 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!
You will receive a reminder email 72 hours before your class. Please bring cash. This class will take place at Reimers Ranch Park where there is a $5 CASH entrance fee per person.
Reimers Ranch Park has a $5/vehicle entry fee. You can use your park pass at any other Travis County park that day. Camping is not available. For REI Rock Climbing classes, you will meet the instructors at the North Bank parking lot, which is the last parking lot on the park road. For Map & Compass classes, meet the instructors at the Mountain Biking parking lot. For questions, please email Austin-OS@rei.com or call 877-819-3811 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.