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Map and compass for beginners (Sat)

Date and Time

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location

Blue Hills,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.



(best time to call: After 7am and before 9pm)

Overview

Come learn basic navigation skills using a map and compass to find your way. In this indoor and outdoor class, you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll also learn some basic orienteering skills such as how to bushwhack from one trail to another by following a bearing. The Saturday after the workshop (July 21) there will be a directed hike & bushwhack, for class participants only, where you will have an extended opportunity to practice the skills you learned in the workshop. All activities will take place at the Blue Hills Reservation. No prior skills required for the class session on the 14th. To participate in the activities the following Saturday you will need appropriate hiking gear including sturdy boots for the bushwhack and be able to hike approximately 4 miles with a day-pack. Participants will need to come to class with a sighting compass. Prior reservation is required, and class size is limited to promote small group learning.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: / $20 non-member


Map and Compass

Activities

Bicycling
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: After 7am and before 9pm)

Living in Boston I enjoy hiking around Greater Boston and beyond. You may often find me in the Blue Hills with my dog Sunny.