Past Meetup

Map & Compass Skills Hike at Peebles Island

This Meetup is past

6 people went

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Rescheduled from May 11.

This class is for those who have little or no experience on how to use a map and compass.

We will go over the map (explain contour lines, magnetic north, how to identify landmarks, etc.) and parts of the compass. You will learn to take sightings of local landmarks to determine where you are. We will begin this outing at the Waterford Boat launch. Please meet at Peebles Island and we will walk over to the boat launch together. Those of you who do not have an Empire Pass for the state park system meet us at the Waterford Boat Launch as the park is charging admission this time of year. We will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.

After the initial class we will take a hike around Peebles Island, stopping at the southern end to practice the newly learned skills.

You must bring a compass to this outing along with a pencil. You will need a base plate type compass... with degree markings and a dial. We will provide the topographical maps that we will be using.

If you have any questions about this outing please email me.

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

please be dressed for the weather dress in layers wear appropriate hiking footwear please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as bug repellant bring your camera or binoculars if you have them For directions click this link:

If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is[masked], feel free to call or text. Look for my black Jeep Liberty at the Peebles Island State Park parking lot.

If your plans change, please change your RSVP to NO to give someone from the waiting list a fair chance to attend the event. Please be considerate in regards to your attendance and RSVP's.

Thank you!