Map and Compass Navigation Basics

Where's WALDO!? Let's go to REI and learn how to read a map. Here's the description of the activity: 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.

Skills you'll learn:

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

Duration: 1.5 hours

If you are interested in this activity, sign-up through the following link, there's only 10-spots available and will cost $30.00:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't sign up here, but I attended the class. I recognize some of you...

    June 12, 2013

  • Beverly

    Excellent class in basics of map and compass

    June 11, 2013

  • Beverly

    Just registered at REI. Can't wait! I've Lways wanted to learn this.

    June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds great Beverly! For the others who have not signed up yet, there's only two spots remaining. So get on board while you have a chance.

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aww, was really was looking forward to this much needed class.. Can't make it now:-(

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you guys are interested in attending this activity, you will need to sign up and pay through the REI website. Goto the link provided in the write up for this activity to direct you to the sign up page. Also, be sure you sign up for the Rancho Cucamonga location not Mahatten Beach which is occurring the same date....Robert

    May 5, 2013

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