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Navigation Skills

$145 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.


We can introduce and/or expand your knowledge of navigation, showing how to read and use a map, compass, and GPS.

Navigation is critical for all outdoor activities - looking to hike up a trailless peak, or get to a route that is way out there? Haven't used a compass in a while? This clinic will introduce you to the old world of maps & compasses and the new age of GPS. Learn how to read and use all the different navigational aids as well as make a route plan and be better prepared for your next adventure.

We can cover a variety of skills:

Basic skills:
• Map reading
• Compass use

More advanced skills:
• UTM readers/grids
• GPS use and programming
• Computer mapping software
• Making a route plan to get you in and out from your designation

Bringing your own compass and/or GPS is recommended to help you gain familiarity with it - however if you don't own any yet, we have some available for loan and can help you with things to look for when purchasing one.