GPS, compasses, and maps! 101

I have had a lot of inquiries from members about GPS units, compasses, and maps.

If you are wanting to learn how to use a map and compass or a GPS, feel free to join us! 

If you do not own a GPS, but want to learn more about them, here is your chance!


Roughly what I'll show you how to do:

-get you bearings

-project a waypoint

-configure your GPS

-and we'll see how far that gets us!


Things to bring:

a map

a compass

your GPS (if you have one)

the normal hiking supplies.


If you do not have a GPS, we'll do our best to share.


We'll be doing a short 2-3 mile hike near Warren Wilson and will demonstrate using the different technologies.


Thanks and we'll see you on the trail!


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  • Louise P.

    Thank you Chris for the GPS/compass lesson. Nice group of people.

    August 7, 2011

  • Chris

    Had fun! Thanks everyone for showing up!

    August 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for doing this Chris. I got the Garmin southeast map loaded on my GPS this afternoon and am looking forward to learning how to use it.

    August 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got to learn some the the basics of compass and gps navigation. Thank you Chris we all appreciated the great outing today.

    August 6, 2011

  • Melody G.

    I don't have a GPS, but I have a compass on my phone. It works just like a regular compass.

    August 5, 2011

  • Chris

    Look for my Outback near the Ingles road sign
    Print out this map:

    August 5, 2011

  • Michele T.

    Hi Chris -
    1) Exactly what section of the Ingles parking lot will you be meeting?
    2) What are you driving?
    3) We have a compass, no GPS. You mentioned bringing a map. Of what, exactly?
    Thanks! - michele

    August 5, 2011

  • Chris

    If you are planning on going tomorrow, PLEASE bring your compasses or GPS units or both. I'll have a few but not enough for the entire group.


    August 5, 2011

  • Bill

    I have to work this Saturday, but if you schedule another one of these I can help you with the map and compass portion.

    August 2, 2011

  • Dave

    Any suggestions on a good "middle of the road", (trail), GPS unit that won't break the bank account?????

    July 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chris, the RSVP is shut down. We talked about GPS units at the Root Bar. I'll look into buying one in the next day or two and if I do I'll definitely sign up for this.

    July 27, 2011

  • Chris

    I limited the group size to 10 so people can ask questions and get hands on experience. If there is enough demand, I'll do additional classes.

    1 · July 27, 2011

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