Backcountry Navigation with a Map & a Compass
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Backcountry Navigation with a Map & a Compass

Date: Nov 16, 2019
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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. 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!

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Reimers Ranch Park has a $10/vehicle entry fee October-April and $15/vehicle May-September. You can use your park pass at any other Travis County park that day. Camping is not available. For REI Rock Climbing classes, you will meet the instructors at the North Bank parking lot, which is the last parking lot on the park road. For Map & Compass classes, meet the instructors at the Mountain Biking parking lot. For questions, please email Austin-OS@rei.com or call 512-482-3357 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.
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