Backcountry Navigation With A GPS - Level 1

9:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Sacramento Valley Conservancy: Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 8

Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training with our REI Outdoor School Instructors. You'll practice pinpointing your location, marking waypoints, plotting courses and creating routes in the outdoors. Learn to transfer information from the GPS to your map and from the map to the GPS. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to get detailed instruction on its features. We recommend you attend a Map and Compass Basics class, or have a solid understanding of map and compass skills, prior to this outing.

  • Learn to pinpoint your location using a GPS receiver
  • Mark waypoints, plot courses, and creating routes in the outdoors
  • Learn how to use a GPS along with a map and compass

Sacramento Valley Conservancy: Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve

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