Map & Compass Navigation - Level 2: Next Steps

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level: 2

    Easy Active

Looking to venture further off the beaten path? This next-level navigation class takes you off the trail and into uncharted territory. We'll demonstrate effective route planning, techniques for navigating around unexpected obstacles (like wildfires, landslides, outages), and relocation strategies in case you get lost. Participants should have foundational knowledge and experience with map and compass navigation, including comfort reading a topographic map and taking a bearing. REI's Backcountry Navigation with a Map and Compass Class is a suggested prerequisite.

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.

2 sessions available