Webinar: On-Trail Route Planning (Beginner)

Lecture: Digital Navigation and Trip Planning

Webinar: On-Trail Route Planning (Beginner) - Online Classroom

Learn to plan on-trail routes. Perfect for hiking and backpacking.

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Online Zoom webinar. 7pm-8pm.

In this webinar, we will apply the techniques practiced in Caltopo basics to plan on-trail hikes or backpacking trips. We will discuss topics such as:

  • Researching historical tracks
  • Finding trip reports
  • Selecting base layers
  • Drawing routes, including multi-day backpacking routes
  • Waypoint strategies
  • Using route statistics to estimate travel times
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Desktop computer
  • High-speed internet
Trip Reports