Navigation Activity (3 of 4) - Online Workshop

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation Course

Navigation Activity (3 of 4) - Online Workshop - Online Classroom

The third of four activities required to complete the Foothills Wilderness Navigation course. We hope to offer this as an In-Person workshop. However, as of 6/29, we have not secured a facility. Registered Students and Instructors will be updated if things change. - ad

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 activity.
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Meeting place and time instructions will be provided to registered students and instructors once student registration closes on 9/5. - ad

Click the "More+" button below to read all the important Workshop info!

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 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  

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

  • Gaia GPS App Loaded on Device
  • Recorded at least one track yourself
  • Recorded at least one waypoint
  • Device fully charged

Day of Online Workshop

  • Where
    Please see activity meeting time and place

  • When
    Please see activity meeting time and place

  • What to have on hand
    * Computer or tablet with larger screen, quality audio/video and internet access
    * A large flat well lite surface to work on, such as a dinning room table
    * Consider having a headlamp and/or magnifying lens to help with reading map fine details 
    * Sharp pencil(s) - mechanical pencils work great.
    * Paper for taking notes.

  •  Maps
    The workshop lead will provide map PDF files which MUST be printed in color on 17x11 paper. The large format paper is required in order to see the finer map details. WE recommend that you have these maps printed at your local printer such as FedEx or UPS store.  

  • Required Equipment and Course Materials
    Please see the Required Equipment and Course Materials tabs on the Course page for additional information. 

Rescheduling or cancellation

Online Workshop registration closes the Friday 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 contacting Member Services.

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

  1. Attend or review the Online Workshop Instructor training
  2. Review your "Instructor Workshop Packet."  If you haven't obtained one via email about a week before the activity, please email the activity leader.
  3. Review the "Instructor Field Trip" packets, to help you answer questions about the upcoming field trip. This will be made available to you one week before the Workshop. 
  4. Review the GPS Online Module and prepare your own smartphone with Gaia GPS.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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