February 8, 2014 · 8:00 AM
Placitas Open Space Park
Update: Bring your smart phone or camera to take pictures of the checkpoints!
Directions: We will meet at the Placitas Silver mine trailhead parking area. To reach it take I-25 North to Placitas, then exit at the Placitas/Bernalillo turnoff. Turn East(right) at the stop light and go approx 2.4 miles. You will pass a strip mall/shopping center on your left, then go approximately .5 miles and turn right at the dirt road. Go about 150 yards. The drive takes about 25 minutes from Albuquerque starting from the I-25/I-40(Big Eye) intersection so please plan accordingly to get there on time!
This clinic is for the beginner AR who wants to learn the basics about navigation, compass, reading maps, and learning to route find. Clinic will last about 4 hours from 8am to 12pm(noon) so bring enough food, water, and warm clothing for weather conditions. We teach this class in all weather conditions. You will be hiking about 2 - 3 miles during the four hours. If you have a compass and UTM grid bring them. I will have some extras. Plan on learning a lot and having fun. Mistakes are welcomed.
Even though I will be focused on the beginner Nav person, experienced Nav'ers are welcome - I've got a course for you that will keep you challenged...