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REI Map & Compass Navigation

January 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

compass on top of a map

Join our friends at REI Outdoor School to learn backcountry navigation with a map and compass at Deer Creek Hills. During this field outing, their instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass, and how to put the two together. You’ll learn about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination). After covering these fundamentals, you’ll get time to practice taking a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can make sense of your position and plan a route. This hands on course is a great introduction to outdoor navigation and map reading!

Space is limited and there is a charge to attend this class. Learn more and register on REI’s website: https://www.rei.com/events/49378/backcountry-navigation-with-a-map-compass/264794


Deer Creek Hills Preserve
Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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