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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If you had difficulty setting up your GPS during the GPS Module, please arrive by 5:45 PM so we can assist you with your remaining setup. Otherwise, please arrive from 6:00 to 6:15pm  to check in. Class will begin promptly at 6:30pm.    The Workshop normally ends around 9:15pm (9:30pm the latest).

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To sign up:

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

The prerequisite activities include completing the eLearning Workshop and Online GPS Module activities.  Both of those online components must be finished before this workshop.

Workshop Summary

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   

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP PREPARATION

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 Magnuson Park GPX from Gaia folder
  • Bring hardcopy map of Heybrook (USGS Index)
  • Read a Swiss Alps Case Study
  • Bring a headlamp
  • Dress for the outdoors.

Arrival Time:
 If you had difficulty setting up your GPS during the GPS Module, please arrive by 5:45 PM so we can assist you with your remaining setup. Otherwise, please arrive from 6:00 to 6:15pm  to check in. Class will begin promptly at 6:30pm.    The Workshop normally ends around 9:15pm (9:30pm the latest).

* Bring a headlamp. It helps for the outdoor portion of the exercise, and also helps for reading fine details on your map.

* 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'll need one additional map for this workshop, and it will also be used in our field trip.  It is the USGS Index map described on the main Course Page. (link to the right).  You must purchase this map in advance, and the best source is the Online Bookstore at Mountaineers.com.  Just search for "Index"

Rescheduling or cancellation:

Registration closes 4 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 waitlist.  After registration closes you can make changes by contacting the course leader or by contacting Member Services.

Instructors:
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 and the tracks and waypoints for Magnuson Park.
  4. 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

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

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