THIS IS AN ALPINE SHOP EVENT AND YOU MUST REGISTER THRU THEM (SEE LINK/telephone number BELOW)
Do you know how to read a topographic map and use a base plate compass? This introductory course covers how to read topographic map features and how to orientate a map to the terrain. We’ll cover how to choose a compass, take a bearing and how to use a compass in conjunction with a map. The last part of the class will be a discussion on route selection.
This class is essential for hikers, backpackers and anyone that explores the outdoors. This course will give you the basics of how to avoid getting lost and how to find your way if you do become unsure of your location.
This class is for adults who:
- May want to try off trail hiking
- Hike on trails that are poorly marked
- Have an interest in learning about orienteering
- Want to increase their outdoor skills
The class will will start promptly at 7:00 and last around an hour and a half. You may bring your own compass, but the store and instructor have plenty for everyone to use during the class.
Note: This is an Alpine Shop class and you must register with the Alpine Shop to attend.
The registration fee is $5 and you get a coupon for $5 off merchandise.
Follow this link to register: https://alpineshop.webconnex.com/map2012