Navigation Activity (3 of 4) - In-Person Workshop: Students & Instructors

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation Course

Navigation Activity (3 of 4) - In-Person Workshop: Students & Instructors - Bellevue College

The third of four activities required to complete the Foothills Wilderness Navigation course.

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Sign up

Before you can sign up for this activity as a student, you first need to sign up and pay for the "Wilderness Navigation Course - Foothills" (the link to that course is to the right).  Instructors do not need to pay.

Prerequisites, both the online Map & Compass and GPS activities must be completed before attending the In-Person Workshop. 

See the main Course Page and/or the Curriculum Summary for more detail on this activity.  The link to the main course is to the right, and the Course Materials are in   

Before you Arrive
Please come prepared. After completing the two Online components, you should be prepared with the following:

  • Basic Trip Plan completed (Bring it to the workshop)
  • Gaia GPS App Loaded on Device
  • Recorded at least one track yourself
  • Recorded at least one waypoint
  • Device fully charged
  • Download GPX from Gaia folder
  • Read a Swiss Alps Case Study
  • Bring a headlamp
  • Dress for the outdoors.

Day of In-Person Workshop

  • Where
    Please activity meeting time and place

  • When
    Please see activity meeting time and place

  • What to Bring
    * Consider bringing a headlamp and/or magnifying lens to help with reading map fine details 
    * You are welcome to bring food to eat during the Workshop, but keep it simple.
    * Bring a sharp pencil (mechanical pencils work great).
    * Bring paper for taking notes.

  •  Maps
    You must be purchased in advance of the Workshop "USGS 7.5 Baring". It costs about $8.00. It  available from Mountianeers Books either at the Seattle Program Center Bookstore or online. 

    See the Required Equipment tab on the Course page for more information. 

Rescheduling or cancellation

In-Person Workshop registration closes one week before the Workshop.  If you must cancel or reschedule, please do so as soon as you can to make room for people on the waitlist.  After registration closes you can make changes by contacting the course leader or by contacting Member Services.

Come prepared to instruct students who likely have a wide range of experience:

  1.  Review your "Instructor Workshop Packet."  If you haven't obtained one via email about a week before the activity, please email the activity leader.  We will also have paper copies at the workshop.  
  2.  Review the "Student Field Trip" and "Instructor Field Trip" packets as well, to help you answer questions about the upcoming field trip. The student version  is available in "Course Materials" on the course page.
  3. Review the GPS Online Module and prepare your own smartphone with Gaia GPS along with the required tracks and waypoints.
  4. Bring your compass and GPS.  You don't necessarily need to bring your own maps, but it can help.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See Course Materials tab and Required Equipment Tab on the Course page for more details on these items.

Trip Reports