Staying Found: On-Trail Navigation Class - Foothills (For B3 Students and Qualifying Activity Leaders Only) - 2015

Navigation Course

"Staying Found" Basic Navigation for Hikers and Backpackers

Staying Found: On-Trail Navigation Class. This session is for Backpacking Building Blocks students and qualifying activity leaders only.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

THIS SESSION IS ONLY FOR QUALIFYING ACTIVITY LEADERS AND B3 STUDENTS. If you are not one of those please sign up for the general membership session. ($25)

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.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

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

An Altimeter is helpful, but not required

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.