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  • Feb 19, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Wednesday February 19th, 2014


6:15PM - 7:30PM

This free workshop teaches how to use the compass in interaction with a map. If you are hiking on marked trails or bushwhacking to areas not far from trails, a good topographic map may be the only tool you need to plan and maintain your route. If you are planning to be in the wilderness for an extended period of time, you will most likely be using a compass to help you find your way. COMPASS REQUIRED.

Instructor:  Hank Osborn

Organizer  Serafin


All Tent & Trails workshops and seminars are free.

Seats are limited


For more info and to register in advance:

Contact Jamie Lipman Abish @ email - [masked]

You must register with Tents and Trails by Emailing Jamie so please do so right after you RSVP to claim your spot as they are limited.




21 Park Place
(between Broadway and Church Street)

New York, NY 10007



NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. 

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. 

You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. 

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. 

Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. 
Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.


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  • Laurie C.

    Excellent teacher, teaching materials and venue. Will be using this in the woods. Would love to have the teacher back for an advanced map and compass class.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Christopher R.

    Clearly presented. I got a lot out of this class that I can use in the field

    February 20, 2014

  • Alex g

    Quick and informative. Plus I met a a future hiking buddy.

    February 19, 2014

  • Ryan R.

    Sorry, I won't make it tonight

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hiker wanting to learn about map reading, etc...

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey hikers! I'm a newbie, love light hiking. My wife and I are excited to join this group! We are currently shaping loosening up at the YMCA in Middletown. If anyone works out there during weekdays letme know.
    My questionabout this map/compass seminar is I see it's held in NYC?
    Do you ever hold events like this up here in the hudson valley?

    February 17, 2014

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