Wednesday, October 3rd

Map and Compass Navigation

Time: All day-Saturday, October 6th


Join us as we learn the essential skill set of map and compass based navigation. This course will benefit both the novice navigator as well as those looking to build confidence in their skills. The course includes a combination of classroom presentations and outdoor practical experience that will help you to better plan hikes and backcountry trips. Topics covered include how to interpret topographical maps, the features of a compass, how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass, how to take bearings and triangulate your position using a compass, and how to use a map & compass to navigate to new locations.

Additional Public Info: Advance registration required. Class meets Wednesday, October 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm & Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Program fee includes: instruction, map and compass packet, and all necessary course materials. Please contact Center Activities for more information!

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Price: $35 HSU Students, $50 All Others


University Center South Lounge


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