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Bob Spiek's navigation course

From: Tom R.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:59 PM
Hi Folks,

Please note that Bob Speik of Traditional Mountaineering is running a navigation course at the Environmenmtal Center in Bend on Saturday 21st. See below for details. If you mention "Hiking Meetup Group" you'll get a 50% discount.


Staying found with Map, Compass and GPS
with Robert Speik of Traditional Mountaineering

Saturday, June 21, 2008, 9AM to noon or so-
The Environmental Center, 16 Kansas Street, in downtown Bend Oregon

You just can?t stay found with GPS alone! You need the right map and a compass too. But how do you use them together, for a day hike, a backpack, a hunt or a mountain bike adventure?

We will learn about USGS Quad maps ($7) and affordable TOPO map computer programs ($99) that help you print your own small maps. Free Forest Service maps at Trail Heads have UTM Grid lines and give you important locations in UTM NAD27 coordinates. How do you use these maps and grids?

We will learn about how to use a simple base plate Compass, not to just point to North, but to plot a bearing back to car or camp using the compass on the map as a simple protractor

A simple Garmin eTrex H GPS ($99) is just as accurate as a GPS costing $650. There are just five basic GPS pages needed to find your way, to find a location on the map and to plot the way back along trails, traces and contours. Those participants with a GPS will learn how to set up their own receiver and use these five pages.

Our proprietary Power Point program covers all the information. With a five page Workbook, we will work in pairs and threes on drills and real life situations. Handouts include an eleven page printed summary too. We provide the topo maps; you can work with your compass and GPS or try ours.

In fairness to all, you must Reserve a place. Class size is limited.

Cost per student is a $35.00 fee benefiting
For information call Bob at[masked] or register at [address removed]

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