"Staying Found" Basic Navigation for Hikers and Backpackers - RETIRED


"Staying Found" Basic Navigation for Hikers and Backpackers - RETIRED - Tradition Plateau Interpretive Shelter

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

9AM-3PM, Tradition Lake Education Shelter near High Point Trailhead.

This hands-on field day will focus on skills and practice to help you become confident using a topo map, compass, altimeter, watch and the features of the terrain around you to maintain a steady awareness of where you are as well as how to find yourself if you get temporarily misplaced, even in the most complicated trail systems.  

Backpacking Building Blocks students can register for this class at a discount as part of the B3 course.  Find the B3 course at www.mountaineers.org/about/branches-committees/foothills-branch/committees/foothills-hiking-backpacking/foothills-backpacking-committee/course-templates/backpacking-building-blocks-b3-course/backpacking-building-blocks-b3-course-foothills-2016

Active Foothills hike and backpack leaders can apply for a discount code to attend this class for free.  To inquire about whether you can qualify, contact the committee chair atcascadehiker@earthlink.net.


Tradition Plateau Interpretive Shelter

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


* Compass with adjustable declination (see http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/compass-declination.html, http://www.thecompassstore.com/comwitaddec.html)

* Green Trails Tiger Mountain map #204S

* Watch 


* Altimeter, or smartphone with altimeter app

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