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Event:   Backcountry Nav with REI   
Start Date:   Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time:   10am - 2pm
Location:   Deer Creek Hills Preserve
Limit:   None
Deadline:   2/10/2019

During this field outing, REI 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. The class 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

Space is limited to 12 people. There is a charge to attend.

Click here for more information and to register.


P.O. Box 163351
Sacramento, CA 95816