Backcountry Navigation Hike - Backpacker

Backcountry Navigation Hike

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Group: Discover Outdoors

When: Sunday, August 27, 7:45 am

Where: Hudson Valley, NY

Cost: $89–100

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In a world full of GPS devices and smartphones, the ability to navigate with a map and compass is becoming a lost art. However, for those traveling in the backcountry, it can be an important skill to have. Your hike will take you over a moderate six miles of beautiful Hudson Valley trail as you learn the essentials of wilderness navigation. You'll be taught the basics of orienteering: map reading, compass use, peak identification, shooting bearings, and triangulating a position. Throughout the day, you'll be able to test out your skills, ask questions, and work as a team. You'll come away from the day with the knowledge to take on your next backcountry challenge with confidence.

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