Staying Found: On-Trail Navigation Field Class

Field trip: "Staying Found" Basic Navigation for Hikers and Backpackers

Staying Found: On-Trail Navigation Field Class - Tradition Plateau Interpretive Shelter

Staying Found: On-Trail Navigation Class

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Tradition Lake Interpretive Shelter, Tiger Mountain State Park starting at 9:AM.  Please arrive by 8:45 to get equipment ready and get help setting declination on your compass if necessary.

This hands-on field training day, to be held in the Tradition Lake area of Tiger Mountain State Park, will focus on skills and practice to become confident reading a topographic map against the features of the terrain around you, get important information from a compass and altimeter, and maintain a steady awareness of where you are as well as how to find yourself if you get temporarily misplaced. Initial priority for registration will be given to hike and backpack leaders; remaining spaces will be open to members as space allows.


Tradition Plateau Interpretive Shelter

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required:  Compass with adjustable declination is required (sighting mirror helpful);  Ten Essentials, including warm clothing and raingear; clipboard and pencil

Altimeter is recommended but not required

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