August 3, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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Come on out and let's get lost! At this event we will be going over the basics of using a topographical map and compass.
What we will be covering
Parts of a compass
Why a compass works
How to use a compass
Obtaining an azimuth (bearing)
Navigating on said bearing
parts of a topographical map
How to marry the map and compass together
How to determine declination
How to judge distance using pacing
Using pace beads
After we go over the basics we will have set up a navigation course to practice these new skills (or refresh what you already know)
There is ample parking and enough seats to go around.
There are public toilets.
Please note there is a $3 park fee per vehicle. Meet at the top of "the drive" at the nature center". We may move to the hawk observation area later.
Questions?? please feel free to contact me via email or John Zeron via email.
Thanks and see you there.