Map and Compass Navigation Basics

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Group: Paradise Valley REI

When: Tuesday, August 15, 6:30-8:30 pm

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Paradise Valley REI

Cost: $30 members; $40 non-members

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Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store 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 in-store class with some lecture components. Maps and compasses are provided, but bring your own if you prefer.

  • 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. This is a "hands-on" experience with some lecture components

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