Backcountry Navigation with Map and Compass: One-on-One

  • Skill level : 1


  • Fitness level : 2

    Easy Active

During this personalized field experience, our instructor 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 hands on course is a great introduction to outdoor navigation and map reading, and can be tailored to fit your specific map and compass needs.

Gear provided by REI

  • Compass
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Maps - Local course area maps.

sessions available