Navigation Activity #3 of 4 - In-Person Workshop - Students and Instructors

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation Course

Navigation Activity #3 of 4 - In-Person Workshop - Students and Instructors - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

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

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • When: Friday, April 2, 2021 from 06:00 PM to 09:15 PM
    Setup begins at 4:30 PM and the group departs at 9:45 PM.
  • Where: Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    Goodman A and Goodman B

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To sign up:

You must already be registered for the Spring 2021 Wilderness Navigation Course.  You must have completed the prerequisite activities Online Map & Compass (activity #1) and Online GPS (activity #2) prior to attending a workshop.  This workshop roster will be finalized 5 days before the start. Ineligible students will be removed from the roster to allow those eligible students from the waitlist to join. 

Workshop Summary

See the main Course Page and/or the Curriculum Summary for more detail on this activity.  The workshop leader will also e-mail complete details one week prior to the workshop.


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

  • Gaia GPS App Loaded on Device
  • Device fully charged
  • Download Magnuson Park GPX from Gaia folder
  • Bring hard copy maps USGS Baring and USGS Index
  • Read the Swiss Alps Case Study
  • Bring a headlamp. It helps for the outdoor portion of the exercise, and also helps for reading fine details on your map.
  • Dress for the outdoors.
  • Food to eat. 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.



You'll need 2 maps for this workshop: the USGS Baring and USGS Index maps described on the main Course Page. (link to the right).  You must purchase these maps in advance, and the best source is the Online Bookstore at  See the course page for the links.

Rescheduling or cancellation:

Registration closes 5 days before the Workshop.  If you must cancel or reschedule then please do so as soon as you can to open room for people on the wait list.  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:

  •  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.  
  • Review the GPS Online Module and prepare your own smartphone with Gaia GPS and the tracks and waypoints for Magnuson Park.
  • Bring your compass and GPS.  You don't necessarily need to bring your own maps, but it can help.


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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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