Maps on Tap!


$39 for REI Members

$44 for non-members


  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 21
  • Group size 8 people

Join REI for a happy hour class where you'll learn basic navigation skills using a map and compass while enjoying a cold drink at one of our favorite local brewpubs! Your first drink is on us (limitations apply). In this class, you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing. You'll also learn how plan routes using a topographic map. This is a hands-on, indoor class with some lecture components. Maps and compasses are provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Participants must be over the age of 21 to attend. See you at Mappy Hour!

  • Learn how to use a map and compass in tandem to pinpoint a location.
  • Learn how to interpret topographical maps.
  • Learn the features of a compass.
  • Learn to identify your position and plan routes using only a topographic map.
  • Learn to take bearings and triangulate your position using a compass.

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