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Introduction to Map and Compass

We will be doing basic navigation with map and compass, including:

1) understanding your compass;

2) taking a bearing;

3) reading a topographic map;

4) using a map to set a bearing;

5) delineation; and

6) triangulation.

We will be going to Barrier Lake for the afternoon. Dress for a easy hike for the weather.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a snack and water. If you have the Gem Trek "Canmore and Kananaskis Village" map bring it with you. Bring a compass. Bring a pencil.

COST: Free for CORA members. Annual memberships are $20 for the year. $5 for non-members for the day.

CAR POOLING: We will meet at the north west end of the Dalhousie LRT station parking lot and arrange rides. CORA trips start at the trailhead.

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  • Hooi Y.

    Sorry for too late.

    May 18, 2013

  • Hooi Y.

    I will be late too. I'm sorry.

    May 18, 2013

  • C. E. L.

    I might be about 5-10 minutes late but I am coming.

    May 18, 2013

  • Glen

    apologies for late notice, but cannot make tomorows event.

    May 17, 2013

  • HelenH

    Sorry can't make it any more - thanks though!
    helen

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    am out of town now probably won't be back in time Saturday so let someone else have my spot

    May 16, 2013

  • Karen

    Sorry, needing to cancel for today. My truck took longer to fix!

    April 27, 2013

    • Karen

      Never mind, I thought I was responding to Apr 27th Intro to Map & Compass, which was changed to May 18th.

      April 27, 2013

  • Morgan

    Have to be out of town this wknd...hope to make it off the waitlist for the Apr27th session!

    April 16, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Great way to start with basics!

    April 8, 2013

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  • Rob
    Organizer 2016, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • C. E. L.
    Organizer-in-Training, Member 2015
  • Deirdre
    VP Membership, Member 2016, Co-Organizer
  • Tom L.
    Member 2013

Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Payment must be made before attending your first trip of the year with CORA. Your Membership will be valid until the next AGM.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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