Intro to Map & Compass Class with REI

Group: REI When: Sunday, January 14, 9 am to 3 pm Where: Discovery Park, Seattle, WA Cost: $60 members/$80 non-members (registration required) Details: During this field outing, we'll help you see three dimensions of the land in the two dimensions of a topographic map by teaching you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features. We'll also talk about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination), and help you make sense of it all. From there, you'll learn how to take a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can triangulate your position and plan a route. Maps and compasses will be provided. 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.

Group: REI

When: Sunday, January 14, 9 am to 3 pm

Where: Discovery Park, Seattle, WA

Cost: $60 members/$80 non-members (registration required)

Details: During this field outing, we’ll help you see three dimensions of the land in the two dimensions of a topographic map by teaching you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features. We’ll also talk about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation…

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