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Backcountry Navigation With A Map & Compass – Level 1

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

$79 – $89

During this field outing, our instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

* Learn how to read topographic lines and other basic features on a map
* Learn how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass
* Learn basic compass features and how to utilize the map with a compass
* Learn how to plot your current position on your map
* Use a map & compass to navigate to new locations
* Build confidence in your navigation skills

Notes: This class will take place at Reimers Ranch Park where there is a $10 cash entrance fee. You will receive a pre-course email from our Austin Outdoor School Staff 2-3 days before your class with more information about what to expect from the class, what to bring, where to meet, etc…

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Reimers Ranch Park
23610 Hamilton Rd.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620 United States
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