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The Basic Map and Compass workshop is designed to give students the basic skills needed to use a map and compass to get around in the backcountry. We want to help you find your way!
This workshop will be held at Curt Gowdy State Park. We'll meet you outside the Visitors Center at 8:45 am the day of your class to go over administrative details and we'll start promptly at 9am. The class will end at 2:00 PM.
This workshop will begin with an introduction to maps including how to make sense of the information around the edges of a map and how to read topography both on the map and on the terrain.
Next, we will go over the two major coordinate systems used in recreational navigation: latitude/longitude and UTM. This will include a discussion about when to use each one.
After this, we will discuss how to use a compass. Students will learn how to use the different parts of a compass and how to deal with declination.
The last part of the course will teach students how to determine their location using triangulation and basic route planning techniques.
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