Join L.L.Bean (http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001727) for a free outing as we practice basic map and compass skills in the field. This outing will be a great way for those that have attended our free in-store map and compass clinics (http://www.meetup.com/L-L-Bean-Pittsburgh-Outing-Group/events/134333452/) or anyone wishing to learn the basics. This is a fun way to enjoy a walk in the woods. You'll be presented with a map created by the Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club (http://wpoc.org/). Using this map, we'll practice using a compass finding predetermined locations.
Items Needed for Map & Compass:
Handheld Compass (Example: Suunto A-30L Handheld Compass (http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/50219?feat=compass-SR0&page=suunto-a-30l-handheld-compass))
Map Case or Large Plastic Bag (at least 9"x14")
Hiking Boots or Sturdy Shoes
After the map & compass portion of this outing, we'll gather at the Hartwood Acres Amphitheater to listen to Rickie Lee Jones (http://www.rickieleejones.com/) (Folk Rock). You are encourage to bring picnic style food and drink to share during the concert. Feel free to join us afterwards if you cannot make the map and compass.
Minimum age is 8. Children 8 to 14 years of age need to be accompanied by a participating adult. Children 15 to 17 years old can participate alone after their parent has signed the appropriate release form.
Physical Ability/Cardiovascular Demand: Easy
Level of Experience: Intro
What to bring:
Dress in Layers (avoid Cotton)
Water or other beverage to stay hydrated
Optional: Optics, Lip Balm, Camera, Change of Shoes, Dry Bag, Walking Stick or Trekking Poles, Personal Medicines
Dog-friendly: Leashed, people friendly, well socialized outdoor dogs are welcome at this venue.
Not sure if you're prepared for the outdoors? Visit L.L.Bean at Ross Park Mall (http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001727) and ask to speak with an Outdoor Product Specialist. L.L.Bean will fit you with the right clothing and gear.
L.L.Bean Pittsburgh (http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001727)
1000 Ross Park Mall Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
L.L.Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club on Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/L-L-Bean-Pittsburgh-Outing-Group/)
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School (http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001692)
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