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Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics in RMNP

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Event:
Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics in RMNP
Start:
June 1, 2013 12:30 pm
End:
June 1, 2013 5:00 pm
Cost:
35.00
Organizer:
Unnamed Organizer
Phone:
970-586-3262
fieldseminars@rmna.org
Updated:
December 24, 2012
Venue:
Rocky Mountain Nature Association & Conference Center
Address:
1895 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO, 80517, United States

This course is intended for the recreational hiker who has little or no experience reading a topographic map or working with a compass. Topics to be covered include: map sources, map vintage, next generation of U.S. topo maps by U.S.G.S., map symbology, reading contour lines, recognizing landforms, calculating percent and angle of slope, compass components, taking a compass bearing and correcting for magnetic declination, using a compass to point yourself in an arbitrary direction and correcting for magnetic declination, overland navigation via map and compass, and triangulation. All material is provided, and compasses will be available for loan.  The class will combine indoor instruction with outdoor exercise at a nearby location.

 

Conveniently located across from Boulder Brook!!

 

 

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