Backcountry Navigation With A Map and Compass
$79 for REI Members
$99 for non-members
- Group size 5 people
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!
- Read a topographic map
- Understand the difference between true north and magnetic north
- Learn to calculate declination
- Use a compass to take a bearing, plot your position on a map, and develop a route plan
- Build confidence in your navigational skills
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From boulders to bikes to boats, Rhode Island's Lincoln Woods State Park truly has it all. Boasting high-quality textured granite rocks, Lincoln Woods draws boulderers from throughout the Northeast and beyond. The park is also home to some of the best mountain biking in the state with over 600 acres of trails. Swimming, boating, and hiking are also available at this truly remarkable state park.